How to Fix “File Error – Data May Have Been Lost” Error in Excel on Windows/Mac?

By | January 4, 2014

MS excel is a trendy and File Error - Data May Have Been Lostuseful spreadsheet application by which you can store and manage data in a tabular format. It offers many useful functions through which we can easily manage and manipulate the store data. This application also offers many advanced features like macro programming, graphing tools, pivot tables, formulas, charts and mathematical calculations. This application is very famous member of any clerical job and without it we can’t imagine any clerical job.

But sometime this application may also get corrupt and display an error message when user tries to access it. When user try to open any existing file of ms excel then it display an error message like “File Error – Data May Have Been Lost“. This error message is very difficult to fix because it occurs due to any internal error. Because of this error you can’t access the stored data on this excel file. This error can also convert in to big treble if your important information or data like employee details, payment details etc are stored in it and you don’t have any backup of this file. If you have a recently created backup file then you can easily recover your all the data by simply restoring it. There are many manual methods are available but it is very difficult and not for the normal user, due to manual method permanently data loss may occurs. If you are a normal user of ms office package and don’t have enough knowledge to perform any manual process then don’t apply any manual method to protect your data from permanently deletion.

How MS Excel File gets corrupted?

  • Excel files gets corrupted due to unacceptable system shut down.
  • Due to any internal error of application excel file gets corrupted.
  • If any error occurs in the Operating system of the computer then it may also affect the excel file.
  • Attack of Computer malware may also corrupt the ms excel file.
  • Hardware and software malfunctioning can also makes excel file inaccessible.
  • Improper data storage and use of application may also affect the ma excel file and makes all the information inaccessible.
  • If you are trying to open different version of ms excel file by using different version of ms excel application then this error occurs.

How to Fix this Error?

If the version of your excel application is different from the file that you are trying to open then kindly try to open the file with the same version of application. And if this trick doesn’t work then it is sure that your ms excel spreadsheet file is corrupted. Apply any third party tool to repair and recover the corrupted ms excel file without applying any tricks.

To fix this kind of error third party application is the best option because manual process may corrupt the entire ms excel file permanently. This kind of tool is very easy to find and use, simply download excel file repair tool from the internet and install it in the computer and recover or fix the ms excel file error. These tools are specially designed for the corrupted excel file recovery and to fix the errors of excel spreadsheet file. The user interface provided by this application is very simple and full with graphical instruction so that any user can easily operate this tool and recover it without having any technical knowledge.


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Steps to Fix “File Error – Data May Have Been Lost” Error in Excel:

Step 1: Download the recovery software and after that hit on “OK” button to start the process.

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Step 2: To recover the corrupt file, hit on “Select file” button. BY using the “Look in” you can search from particular logical drive.

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Step 3: Select the corrupt file from the search list with the help of check box. After that hit on “Select all” and hit on “Start” button to begin the scanning process.

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Step 4: As soon as the scanning process completes, you can view your corrupt files.

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Step 5: At last, hit on the “Start repair” button to begin the repairing process. Select the perfect location to save your repaired excel file and after that hit on “OK” button.

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