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Windows Home Server deals with file storage at two levels: Shared Folders and Disks. In the interest of Microsoft Excel files, it is advised not to store them on a storage media that is external to the storage pool. At times, when you store Excel workbooks on a media like USB and share them via network, you might experience that the files get corrupt. Such events might occur due to several possible reasons. However, the file thus corrupted should be restored from backup. If you don't have any valid file backup available, you need to scan the corrupted file using Excel Repair software.

To illustrate this, consider that you store some Excel workbooks on a USB drive that is attached to your Windows Home Server system. You don't put the drive in storage pool to avoid issues that root from WHS and share them. After this, though not immediately, you come across errors that suggest that either the file is corrupt or server access is not available. You encounter such errors even if WHS server is working and accessible. Additionally, when you try to access the file after copying it to a local media, the file is corrupted with no access to data.


Since the USB drive is not included in the storage pool, the Excel file corruption could result due to external issues such as network errors, faults in USB connection and so forth. However, you are suggested not to use edit the files directly on a Windows Home Server system.


To repair and recover corrupted Excel files, you should follow these suggestions:

  • Try opening the Excel workbook using 'Open and Repair' feature of the application.

  • Try saving the file in HTML or XML spreadsheet format.

  • If you have used a chart in the file, you can use a macro that could extract the data from the file.

  • Use your backup to restore the file.

  • Scan and repair the file using third-party repair excel applications. Designed to use superior file repair algorithms, these Excel Repair tools offer you interactive user interface and repair damaged Excel workbooks while maintaining their integrity.

  • Stellar Phoenix Excel Recovery is an unmatched repair product for damaged Excel files created with Microsoft Excel 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000. It is safe excel repair utility that repairs and restores all file objects including macros, hyperlinks, tables, images, formulas and so forth. The application can be installed and used through Winows Vista, XP, 2003, 2000 and NT.

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    Review By: olafburch [08/04/2015]
    Review Text: There may be many reasons of Excel file corruptions like: improper system shutdown, virus infection, bad sectors on your data storage device, issue in MS Excel application, large Excel file size, etc. To get back Excel files with the proper formatting are possible with the help of Excel Repair tool. It supports all Windows OS latest versions Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, Windows 98, etc and all version of MS Excel: 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, and 2000. To know more about the Excel File Repair tool, visit

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