I just had an offer/request from a mate to ask people to upload any corrupt Excel or other MS Office files to his site for automatic/manual recovery.
[EDIT: OOOOoops – seems I jumped the gun a little – the service is not actually live until Tue or Wed next week – so the success rate is just tumbling.
No guarantees, and no charge currently.
They are currently quoting a 75% success rate, let us know how you get on.
(I am currently scouring my hard drives for crashers)
I have to say, I haven’t really seen much real corruption recently – Excel 2007 gives up a little easy if the extension doesn’t agree to the internal file format, but that’s not really corruption. Do you see much?