Here’s how to fix corrupted Crystal Reports files

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Crystal Reports is a widely-acknowledged business intelligence application which uses data analysis to create in-depth reports. After that, users are able to access those files and compare them in order to improve productivity and efficiency.

However, some users were having a hard time accessing RPT files (Crystal Reports extension) for various reasons. The most common reason is the corruption of  Crystal Reports files. If you’re not sure how to fix corrupt Crystal Reports file, check out the solutions listed below.

Solutions to fix corrupted Crystal Reports files

Instead of wasting your time in trying to restore the rpt file, we rather suggest re-creating it again. There are, indeed, a few things you can try. Firstly, make sure that you have the current or newer Crystal Reports version based on the version you’ve used to create the RPT file.

Also, if you have used a third-party backup tool or the built-in File History tool, chances are you’ll be able to restore the original file without corruption.

Some users even suggest trying with an older version, if the report file is quite old. We can’t say with certainty whether this can fix a corrupt Crystal Reports RPT file, but it’s worth giving it a shit. At least, if you can get your hands on an older iteration of the program. Furthermore, some users suggested reinstalling all associated software, which seemingly addressed the problem for some of them.

We can’t say with certainty whether this is the case or not, but it’s worth a try. Finally, you can also send an inquiry to the official support team and ask for a better insight. There are so many things which may lead to the file corruption, and it’s hard to determine what’s exactly the issue-starter.

Either way, don’t forget to try some of these instructions and tell us whether they helped you in the comments section below.


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