5 best tools to repair corrupted files in Windows
The file is corrupted and cannot be opened. Does this error message sound familiar? Try these tools to recover or repair your damaged file.
Do these error messages sound familiar?
- The file is corrupt and cannot be opened.
- The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
- There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged
A computer file is just a set of data, organized in a way that programs can open and read it. If parts of the file’s data are disorganized or missing, then it becomes unreadable—in other words, corrupted or damaged.
Corruption can occur in several ways. Maybe the file was created by buggy software that wrote the file incorrectly. Sometimes a program needs to keep a file open during use, and if the program crashes, the file could get jumbled. Viruses can also damage files.
Unfortunately, repairing a corrupted or damaged file is difficult. The chance of success depends on how flexible the file format is, how much data is missing or muddled, and how smart the recovery software is. Got a corrupted or damaged file? Here are a few tools you can try.
Stellar Microsoft Office Repair Toolkit
Stellar Microsoft Office Repair Toolkit is a collection of three utilities that each specialize in repairing a different file type: Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations. For office workers and desk jockeys, this is the best app for dealing with broken files.
When you run the app, you can either scan your entire system for corrupted and damaged files or specify a specific file that you want to repair. Notably, Stellar File Repair Toolkit can repair corrupted files even if they are password-protected. It’s truly a one-click affair.
You can repair damage files. updating your system