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Excel File Cleaner [v1.0.0.1]

Rating:        Based on 2 ratings
Reviewed:  2 reviews
Downloads: 29012
Change Set: 15320
Released: Mar 27, 2012
Updated: Mar 27, 2012 by davidcr
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Release Notes

This tool is designed to reduce the size and speed up Excel 2007 and 2010 workbooks. It will only work with the new XML file formats (XLSX and XLSM files). It cleans the files by reducing the number of styles in use and the number of activated cells.

See the following Knowledge Base articles for more information:

To use this application, click Options, set your desired settings then click Open and Clean to correct the Excel file (XLSX or XLSM).

Reviews for this release

Downloaded and tested on several files used to create rosters for groups. Relatively simple but one had bloated to 75MB -- took a long time to open and to save. Excel File Cleaner reduced to 0.5MB. Though I haven't extensively tested, based on some initial testing full functionality of formulas preserved. [Incidentally, appears it will not clean a macro enabled file-->not a major issue for me.]
by dfalls on Jun 9, 2013 at 6:50 PM
Had a user with an excel file with only 40 rows balloon up to 56 MB, taking forever to load. Excel file cleaner reduced the file size to 36KB, and took about 2-3 minutes on a laptop with an i7-4600 processor and 8GB of DDR3L-1600. This tool works very well.
by kbreezykta on Oct 5, 2015 at 7:48 PM