“Today, when I was trying to open an important Excel file, it showed an error I have never encountered earlier. The error was “File Error – Data May Have Been Lost.” Right after seeing this error, I got worried. Am I going to lose my data, or there is a way to fix it? If yes, please suggest to me the best way to do that, as this Excel file is very important for me. Thanks”
Excel files are, no doubt very important for any user who deals with them. They may contain very crucial data that can decide one’s present as well as future. In such a scenario facing any sort of error that threatens data loss is a nightmare. The error “File Error – Data May Have Been Lost,” may lead to data loss if not looked up correctly. So, in this blog, we are going to discuss how to save your Excel file and important data from getting lost in such a situation.
There are several factors that may lead to this error; we are going to mention a few common ones. Check the list mentioned below:
There are numerous ways to fix this issue, which we are going to mention below. As we have mentioned, the major reason for this error might be the corruption in the file; so we will try to fix the issue accordingly.
If you are facing this error, try to open the Excel file with the same version of MS Excel it was created with. Sometimes the versions conflict with each other and stop the files from opening due to a lack of support for few elements.
If you have heard or used the Open and Repair feature, you must know how wonderfully it works in some cases. If you have never used it, then it is very easy to use it. It is an inbuilt feature that opens and repairs the minorly damaged or corrupt files. Luckily it works with Excel files too. Follow the below mentioned steps for the same:
Once you are done, your problem should be fixed. If not, you should try the next method for the same.
Kernel for Excel is an Excel workbook repair tool. Kernel Excel Repair tool can fix the corruption and damages in an Excel workbook in no time. This tool will fix it with total accuracy without affecting its original structure and integrity. Let’s know how this tool works:
So, this is how you can fix a corrupt file with Kernel for excel. Similarly you can fix many other MS Excel issues with this tool like fix ‘failed to parse the corrupted excel file’ error.
In this blog, we discussed the error ‘Data May Have Been Lost’ in an Excel file. We discussed the reason for its occurrence and also the solutions. In the end, we concluded that using Kernel for Excel is the best way to do so. Hope this blog helped you fix your issue.