How to repair corrupted Excel 2003 file

Microsoft Office provides us a remarkable spreadsheet tool from MS Office product suite which enables user to create,manage, and process data. There are various functions through which user can solve multiple calculations. It features graphic tools such as charts and graphs that makes the sheet more presentable and automate the data using the VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) language. In addition, you can embed an Excel spreadsheet with other MS Office products such as Word and PowerPoint. What if, the excel file gets corrupted due to various reasons such as power surges, human errors, virus infections, abrupt system shutdown, file becoming too large, etc. In such cases, you should take appropriate corrective measures to repair Excel file. However, if you are unable to perform Excel repair then you should use a third-party Excel file repair software to do the needful.

Consider a scenario wherein you have created an Excel spreadsheet in Excel 2002. However, when you open the file in Excel 2003 the following error message is displayed:

Errors were detected in 'filename.xls,' but Microsoft Excel was able to open the file by making the repairs listed below. Save the file to make these repairs permanent.
Damage to the file was so extensive that repairs were not possible. Excel attempted to recover your formulas and values, but some data may have been lost or corrupted.

Please note that the file may still open perfectly in Excel 2002 but it would display the aforementioned error message when opened in Excel 2003.

The cause of this error message is that the Excel file is corrupt.

To resolve this error, you should perform the following steps:
1.Open the file in Excel 2002.
2.Copy the content of the file in the clipboard.
3.Open a new file in Excel 2003 and paste the copied content in the new file.
4.Save the Excel file.

For this, you should ensure that you have both Excel 2002 and Excel 2003 installed on your system. However, if you still are not able to address the issue then you should use a third-party Excel repair tool to repair Excel file. Such read-only tools are non-destructive and do not overwrite the original data while scanning the corrupted file.

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