Repair corrupted and damaged files with File Repair

It may have happened at times that you find that you are unable to extract the contents of a compressed file , due to it being damaged or corrupted. At times like these freeware File Repair could be a real life saver.

File Repair is a freeware tool that lets you repair corrupt Word, Compressed Image, Video, Music. PDF files easily on your Windows computer.

It can repair the following types of files:

  • Word documents (.doc, .docx, .docm, .rtf)
  • Excel spreadsheets (.xls, .xla, .xlsx)
  • Access databases (.mdb, .mde, .accdb, .accde)
  • PowerPoint presentations (.ppt, .pps, .pptx)
  • Zip or RAR archives (.zip, .rar)
  • PDF files (.pdf)
  • Video files (.avi, .mp4, .mov, .flv, .wmv, .asf, .mpg)
  • Music files (.mp3, .wav)
  • Image files (.jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .tiff, .bmp, .png)

File Repair can repair the following types of errors:

  • Unable to read file
  • File cannot be accessed
  • File is not in a recognizable format
  • Application or software cannot open the type of file represented by file-name
  • Out of memory or Low system resources errors.

It will repair files which may have got damaged due to the following possible reasons: corrupted due to:

  • Malware infection
  • Sudden Power failure
  • Network interruption
  • Software errors

Head over to its home page to download this app.

Go here if you want to see how to repair zip files.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of and a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows for the period 2006-16. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. jyoti keshari

    I had tried this software to repair corrupt Excel file (.xls) but It failed to repair the file at last I switched to a 3rd party Excel repair software from Stellar Phoenix and it did the job.

  2. sdmirt

    I had a corrupted PDF file, print.pdf , that Ghostscript couldn’t open, but the usual graphical Linux PDF viewers (Okular, Evince) opened fine. (In my case, the file had garbage at the start instead of a PDF header, when opened in a hex editor.)

    These PDF viewers use Poppler as a back-end PDF renderer. So you can repair the PDF using Poppler’s command-line tools. In Ubuntu these are in the poppler-utils package. I used:

    pdftocairo -pdf print.pdf print_repaired.pdf

    which generated a PDF file with correct headers, which tools like Ghostscript now accepted. May use demo soft Recovery Toolbox for PDF in this for repair pdf.

  3. Sean Scott

    I have tried File Repair on document repair – failed; jpg repair – failed; mpg repair – failed. It claims to fix myriad file types yet I found it can not repair ANY! Don’t waste your time with this – it is useless.

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