What are the best resources for restoring and saving an Excel file?

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    #1Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair

    Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair
    Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair easily repairs damaged or corrupt Excel files and restores all worksheet data. It helps you recover tables, charts, chartsheets, cell comments, images, formulas, and more.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $49.99- 199

    Lee Lu
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "Has it ever happened to you where you are all set with your data for a meeting and the Excel document decides, no you are not. I have used Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair, to repair almost anything from tables to images to formulas.Great tool to have handy at all times."
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    #2Repair a corrupted workbook

    Repair a corrupted workbook
    This article explains how to manually start the File Recovery mode process on Microsoft Excel to recover corrupted or damaged workbooks, or to recover data from corrupted or damaged workbooks.
    Websites

    Free

    Isabel Ordoñez
    Written on April 17, 2017
    "The first thing I do whenever my software is not working is GOOGLE IT. Ideally, this particular article would be one of the first that shows up for troubleshooting. The article is great in that it gives several conditions in which you can restore the file you were working on. It literally walks you through each step to get exactly where you need to be. My only complaint is that the font is all the same size with only a little bit of bolding here and there. I would change some of the font styles to make it easier to read."
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    #3Recovery Toolbox for Excel

    Recovery Toolbox for Excel
    Recovery Toolbox for Excel is a software for fixing corrupted MS Excel documents of any version. It allows you to recover cell data in all formats, extract entire worksheets and table styles, restore number formats and more.
    Software

    Windows

    $27- $60

    Lauren Rogers
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "If you need a tool to repair or troubleshoot Excel files, look no further than Recovery Toolbox for Excel. There are so many features of this software and virtually no problem that it can't fix. It can restore numbers, extract entire worksheets, fix fonts, restore incorrect or corrupted XLS or XLSX files, and more."
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    #410 ways to recover a corrupted Excel workbook

    10 ways to recover a corrupted Excel workbook
    10 ways to recover a corrupted Excel workbook is an article by TechRepublic that gives you some recovery tricks so you can try to salvage data when an Excel file goes haywire.
    Websites

    Free

    Christopher Hudson
    Written on May 1, 2017
    "I had a corrupted Excel workbook I needed to recover so I looked for a way to do that. I came across an articled called "10 ways to recover a corrupted Excel workbook". This article was all over the place and didn't offer any real solution to my problem. So, now I'm stuck with a corrupted excel file and wasted my time."
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    #5ExcelFIX

    ExcelFIX
    ExcelFIX is a Microsoft Excel recovery software designed to restore corrupt or damaged files that cannot be opened. It can help you restore your damaged Excel files easily in only a few minutes in your own computer.
    Software

    Windows

    $129- $389

    Keith Johnston
    Written on January 9, 2017
    "An acceptable option if you are using earlier versions of Excel. However, it is not available on Windows 10 or for Excel versions past 2013. This will mostly affect home users, so professional and corporate users should be okay."
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    #6Files do not open in Excel or "File Not Found" occurs when open by double-click

    Files do not open in Excel or "File Not Found" occurs when open by double-click
    This Microsoft article explains what to do when Excel files don't open or when you get error messages when you're trying to open a workbook.
    Websites

    Free

    Teresa Shaw
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "This article saved me from losing so much data! I thought my marketing budget for work was completely lost but this gave me a workaround that actually worked! I am so thankful to this article and Microsoft support. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for restoring and saving an Excel file
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Stellar Phoenix Excel RepairSoftware 11 Paid
2Repair a corrupted workbookWebsites 8 Free
3Recovery Toolbox for ExcelSoftware 7 Paid
410 ways to recover a corrupted Excel workbookWebsites 4 Free
5ExcelFIXSoftware 3 Paid
6Files do not open in Excel or "File Not Found" occurs when open by double-clickWebsites 1 Free
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