Best tools to repair corrupted files on Windows 10 [2020 Guide]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Corrupted files can be a big problem, especially if one of those files is your work or school project. There are many different tools that can help you in these types of situations, and today we’re going to show you some of the best tools to repair files on Windows 10.

Best file repair software for Windows 10

1. Recuva Piriform (recommended)

A famous application for file recovery is Recuva. This tool will scan your PC for deleted files and allow you to recover them. In addition to deleted files, this tool can be used to repair damaged files as well.

When you start the application you’ll be greeted by Recuva Wizard asking you to choose which type of file you want to recover. You can choose between all files, pictures, music, documents, video, compressed files and emails. By choosing a specific file type you’ll narrow your search and speed up the scanning process. After selecting the file type you need to choose the location that you want to scan. Recuva can scan the entire PC, your media card, Recycle Bin or a specific location on your PC.

After the application finishes the scan, you can select the files that you want to recover from the list of results. You can also use the search bar on the top to quickly find files that you want to repair. This tool also supports Deep Scan feature that will perform a detailed scan of your hard drive. Recuva also works with damaged disks, so you can recover files from damaged flash drives. In addition to recovery, the tool also allows you to securely delete files thus preventing any chance for recovery.

Recuva is a great tool for file recovery, and it’s available for free. In fact, there’s a portable version available so you can use this tool on any PC without installation. Professional version is also available and it gives you access to advanced file recovery, but you have to pay for it. Additional features include virtual hard drive support, automatic updates and premium support. Even though professional version comes with a license fee, the free version will be enough for most users.

2. Stellar Repair for Outlookstellar repair outlook

In case you didn’t know Outlook files are also stored locally on your hard drive so that you can read and compose messages when your Internet connection is down. Once you are back online, Outlook will send all pending messages and update the inbox with new entires.

These can get corrupted too, and no better tool can repair Outlook PST files than Stellar Repair for Outlook. This tool repairs severely corrupt and encrypted PST files and recovers deleted emails, attachments, notes, journals, tasks, contacts, and calendars.

Once the messages are recovered, you get an enhanced preview of all recoverable Outlook mailbox items. For example, it highlights the deleted emails, with the option to filter items while saving the repaired PST.

More so, the repaired file can be saved in multiple formats such as PST, MSG, EML, RTF, HTML, and PDF

3. Stellar Repair for Accessrepair for Access

Stellar Repair for Access is a complete tool for the repair and recovery of your Access databases. It can solve any type of corruption errors and removes redundant data with effective linking between the database elements.

As far as recovery goes, you can use this tool to get back Macros, Modules and Relational Databases. More so, it also retrieves password-protected forms and modules.

Stellar Repair for Access Software is a secure application for repairing corrupt MS Access (.mdb, .accdb) files. The software recovers Access database objects including tables, queries, forms, reports, linked tables, calculated data types, etc.

Stellar Repair for Access works by scanning for corrupt Access file, repairs the,, and then saves them at default or a user-specified location. A log of all repairs is saved if you ever need it for future references.

4. Stellar Repair for PowerPointrepair for powerpoint

If you want to repair corrupt Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt/.pptx/.pptm) files and recover all PowerPoint data, then few programs can compare to Stellar Repair for PowerPoint.

It doesn’t matter what and how many elements the presentation has, be it Tables, Headers and Footer, Charts, WordArt objects, and more, Stellar Repair for PowerPoint recovers them all.

The files are recovered in a lossless manner, so you don’t need to worry about their integrity. Additionally, you can also preview the damaged files before actually repairing them, just so that you know the end result before you do irreparable changes.

The UI is simple and guided by a wizard setup, so no experience with similar software is required.

5. Stellar Mailbox Extractor for Exchange Backupextractor for exchange backup

Exchange Backups are still digital data, and like any other type of data, it too can be corrupted, damaged and rendered unreadable. that is precisely why a specialized tool like Stellar Mailbox Extractor for Exchange Backup can come in handy.

Thanks to this handy tool, you will now be able to get back all your emails that have been stored in the Exchange Backup. The software uses the backup file with .vhdx or .bkf file extensions to extract Offline mailboxes in a safe, secure and lossless manner.

It supports all known file formats, even newer ones like those from Office 365. What’s more, you can even preview the files before actually extracting them so that you know what you are getting beforehand.