Recover a file


Data recovery tool for Microsoft Excel files.
  • ExcelFIX recovers all data from a corrupt xlsx or xls Excel file and saves them to a new, trouble-free, file.
  • ExcelFIX has been installed more than 900,000 times so far. Many universities, city halls, and big companies around the world trust us.
  • Many people have successfully repaired their file with ExcelFIX after failing with many other tools. See for yourself from our true testimonials.
  • Important: Not all files can be repaired. Check your file now with the free ExcelFIX preview, it only takes a minute!

Our clients

Many of the largest businesses and institutions in the world use our products.




Sony Pictures

Paramount Pictures

American Express

Ernst and Young



Samsonite Corporation

Dow Jones and Co.



Bank One

First National Bank


Intel Corporation

British Telecom

General Motors

California State University

Harvard University

Continental Airlines

Procter & Gamble

Wells Fargo

Australian Red Cross

Victoria's Secret

World Health Organization



Merrill Lynch


Cornell University


Boston Consulting


When is ExcelFIX needed?

  • The xlsx or xls file becomes corrupted and cannot be opened.
  • After a disk recovery, or file undelete operation, the file can no longer be opened.
  • The file takes a long time to open when previously it opened flawlessly.
  • The file takes too long to save, or cannot complete the save process.
  • You get "Not enough memory" errors during the normal use of the file.
  • Focusing a particular sheet takes too much time.
  • The file is problematic, or behaves erratically.

What our clients are saying

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Paul Jordan



Many thanks, I am extremely grateful. Have just purchased and run the program. I must say I am really impressed because I’ve tried these others:

32fsu32.exe, aer.exe, ExcelRecoveryToolboxSetup.exe, Nucleus-Kernel-Excel.exe, RecoveryFix-Excel-Demo.exe, RecoveryToolboxForExcelInstall.exe, RepairMyExcel-Setup.exe, ser.exe and xr-5.0.12746-demo.exe.

They are mostly a waste of time and Cimaware’s Excelfix is by far the best product. I am hugely relieved at being able to recover my file as right now it is very important.

Really pleased with the result! Thank you so much for your assistance.

M. Hulderman

LAN Services Manager

Paramount Pictures


I tried this and was successful. Thanks for your response. We've come to rely on ExcelFIX, as I'm certain others have.

Thanks again.

T. Orifici

Fairfield Mint


Thank you so much for recovering my excel spreadsheet!!!

Your company is truly amazing. Not only did you do a terrific job recovering my corrupted file, but you did it much faster than I ever expected.

It is rare that a company exceeds expectations. That was the best money I EVER spent on software!

S. Anderson



Thank you for great customer service. I have been very impressed by your ExcelFIX program...

It has saved me time and a few gray hairs!!

Thanks again.

K. Nielson


Thanks for all suggestions. We tried different computers, platforms, programs, names, Data Recovery Lab etc. Nothing would open the corrupted file.

Purchased ExcelFIX and quickly restored the files.

Waleed Ghulam Al-Baloushi

Database Administrator

Association for Behavior Analysis International


I am extremely happy with my first technical support experience and I am happy that Cimaware software has such diligent and knowledgeable people behind their software. The process of moving the activation to another machine went smoothly and quickly.

It is always comforting to know that there are smart and helpful people behind the software you use.

Dan Raemaeker

American Pipe & Supply


Thanks for your help. Your program is truly a miracle.

I cannot thank the creators enough. They have saved me weeks worth or work, and the program could not be easier to use.

My best to you all.

S. Hirsh

Coordinated Care


When you develop a great product like this and only charge what you charge you truly understand the need for the product while considering small business budget limitations.

Next to MS Windows & MS Office, this may be the greatest applications I have ever used.

J. Wilson

IT Manager

Clark, Richardson & Biskup Consulting Engineers


Cool! Worked perfectly. I appreciate the ease and elegance of your system for installation and licensing.


Maghed Rizk

Project Control Manager

Alcatel-Egypt Branch


I just would like to thank you for the easy-fast and reliable ordering system.

In just few seconds I solved my corrupted file.

Thank you again.

M. Engelbrecht


National Activations & New business Vodacom


Thank you very much for your kind assistance.

It is good to know that although we are thousands of miles apart, one can still rely on real human beings in desperate times!

Greetings from Johannesburg!

I. Deters


Managed-Money Corporation

Thank you very much! I had to take a moment more of your time to say thank you.

I manage a national consumer financial firm and we attempt to provide outstanding customer service. I am typically disappointed by other vendors with inferior service that I have become accustomed to.

You read my email. You understood it, since you replied as I asked you to. You responded completely and offered additional information.

Im not kidding, thank you for your intelligent, courteous and prompt response. If you have superiors, please forward this commendation of your personal and your firms outstanding customer service.



Thank-you. In this day and age it is refreshing to see great customer support like this.

Thanks again.

M. Bouliane


Thank you for your excellent support. The upgrade worked!!!

Russell Davis


Searched high and low and tried many solutions, this one was the only one that worked 100%. Also customer service was fantastic.

Awesome product and customer service. I know where to come to next time.

Thank you.

Relevant Excel errors

  • "The file is corrupt and cannot be opened."
  • "Excel cannot open the file beacuse the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file."
  • "The file might have been damaged or modified from its original format."
  • "We're sorry, we could't open your workbook. It's possibly corrupt or using a file format that's not supported."
  • "Excel cannot complete this task with available resources. Choose less data or close other applications."

How it works

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Click the “Select file” button at the bottom of the screen

Use the Windows Explorer to browse for the corrupt file and click “Open”

Click “Recover”

ExcelFIX is recovering the file

Click on “View” to see the recovered spreadsheet

View the recovered tabs

Click on the cells to see recovered formulas

Click on the cells to see recovered formulas

Click on the cells to see recovered text

View the path to recovered file and click “Save”

ExcelFIX is saving the recovered file

Click on “Open” to view the recovered file in MS Excel

The recovered spreadsheet is error free and ready to use

A safe solution

  • Money-back guarantee. Your excel file will be fixed or you will get your money back.
  • Free evaluation. You can evaluate the program free of charge before you purchase it. The program's viewer lets you explore the results of the recovered file before you buy.
  • Confidentiality. Your files never leave your PC. The entire repair process is performed safely on your own computer.
  • Original preserved. The recovered Excel file is saved to a new, different, file without modifying the original file in any way. This guarantees that there will be no further damage to the corrupt Excel file.
  • Digitally signed. All our products are digitally signed to guarantee their source. You can check the signature by right-clicking on the installation file and selecting the option "Properties".
  • Qualified tech support. Our programs are easy to use, but if our assistance is necessary, our technicians will be happy to help you. If needed, we will repair your file in our lab for free.

Feature list

Excel data recovery

Advanced repair that recreates damaged or corrupt Microsoft Excel files.

All Excel versions

Restores xlsx, xls, xlsm, xltx, xltm, xlsb, xla, xlt, xlm, xlw files for Microsoft Excel 365, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 (XP), 2000, 97 and 95. It works in all Windows versions from 98 to Windows® 10.

Cell values

Recovers all types of values including texts, numbers, dates and hyperlinks.

Cell formulas

Recovers all operators, operands and functions. The only one that recovers names and all types of references, including external references and multi-sheet ranges.

Cell formatting

Recovers number format, alignment, font, borders and patterns. It does not distort formatting and preserves the original appearance of the file.

Cell comments

This is an exclusive feature, only ExcelFIX recovers them.

Merged cells

ExcelFIX is the only program that recovers merged cells.


Recovers them. No other program will restore charts for xls files.

Group and outline

Recovers groups and outlines.

Structural elements

Recovers sheet names, column width and height, subtotals, printer settings, page breaks, zoom factor and others.


Embedded images and other embedded objects.

Multi-file recovery

Recovers many files in a single operation. After selecting a group of files they will be recovered and saved automatically.


Simple usability and useful contextual information. Our goals is to create a program that is easy to use. The resulting user interface speaks for itself. See how ExcelFIX will repair my Excel.


The software interface and the documentation are available in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch and Italian.

Password protected files

ExcelFIX will ask you for the password to recover the file. Only for xls files.

Included services

Qualified support

Effective and personalized support when you need it.

Money back guarantee

Get your money back if you are not satisfied with our product.

Instant download.

Installation instructions and activation codes are sent automatically 24/7.

Why ExcelFIX?

With more than one hundred released versions during the last fifteen years, we have achieved a high-quality solution with the best reliability and speed.
  • All corruption patterns. More than 900,000 installations and the feedback from our customers have allowed us to continuously improve the software for all corruption patterns.
  • The most used. Every 50 seconds one of our products is being used in some part of the world. Our software has been sold in more than 140 countries.
  • Accurate file repair. Charts and images are recovered from all Excel versions, as well as cell comments, group and outline, subtotals, printer settings and page breaks. Same is true for formatting and merged cells where fonts, borders, colors and patterns are recovered exactly as in the original xlsx or xls file with no distortion. ExcelFIX can recover complex formulas from files of any Excel version. For example, it is the only one that can recover names, external references, and multi-sheet ranges from xls files.
  • Continually updated. We are constantly developing new versions of our programs to offer you the highest quality. You will have access to free updates for a period of one year after purchase.
  • Both xlsx and xls. Xls and xlsx are different formats. ExcelFIX recovers all advertised contents for both formats. Some other tools do not perform the same for all versions, and could generate faulty recovered files depending on its version. ExcelFIX repairs files created with Microsoft Excel 365, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 (XP), 2000, 97 and 95.
  • Extremely damaged files. ExcelFIX performs particularly well recovering data from severely damaged files, trunked files, or files that have lost the first part of the file. This is achieved by keeping a large database of patterns for different Excel binary parts and its statistical position related to other elements.
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