Fix broken files

runs on Windows
screenshot of File Repair

Stuff gets broken. If you find something broken around the house, a bottle of glue and a roll of duct tape may be just what you need. If the car goes on the fritz and you're handy with a wrench and screwdriver maybe you can do something about it, or at least take it off to the mechanic. If a file on your computer gets broken, it's not so easy to do anything about it.

File Repair is a tool that can give you a hand with broken files. If you've got a corrupted Word DOC or an Excel XLS that isn't hitting on all cylinders, give it a try. An image or multimedia file won't open? Let File Repair take a shot at it. Corrupted PDFs, broken databases, even ZIP archives that have lost their zip are all fair game. It goes in and grabs whatever data it can find in your file and saves it off to a new (hopefully) usable file. While there's no guarantee that it'll be able to resurrect your busted file, it's certainly worth a shot to see what this tool can do for you.

File Repair is a Windows application.

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2 Responses to “Fix broken files”

  1. mick says:

    link says page not found…..?

  2. Zhen Ni says:

    mick: the link worked. 🙂

    I haven’t been able to use it, but the initial performance is good. Nice.