How to recover Microsoft Project file with data?

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Recovery Toolbox for Project

Recovery Toolbox for Project helps fix damaged Microsoft Project data files (*.mpp files).

How to repair a damaged Microsoft Project file

Step-by-step instructions for recovering a Microsoft Project project from a corrupted or damaged *.mpp file of any version:

  1. Download Recovery Toolbox for Project from here:
  2. Install Recovery Toolbox for Project on your computer
  3. Start Recovery Toolbox for Project
  4. Please select a damaged Microsoft Project *.mpp file
  5. And click the Analyze button
  6. Content of source Microsoft Project file. Press Start Recovery button to save the results
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How to repair mpp file?

Recovery Toolbox for Project was developed for the recovery of information from corrupted .MPP files. The MS Project recovery tool reads information from corrupted files in Microsoft Project (any version) and exports the recovered data to a new file.

First, download and install Recovery Toolbox for Project. Once you have started Recovery Toolbox for Project, select a corrupted .mpp file from your device or computer and then press the Next button. The corrupt Microsoft Project file recovery software shows all possible records for restoration on page 2 of the recovery wizard.

The .mpp repair tool is useful after a power failure, hardware malfunction or a virus attack, or in the event of a problem due to a user error or ignorance of the basic data-protection rules.

Features of the MS Project file repair tool:

  • Supports the repair of data from Microsoft Project files in all versions, including Project 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, etc.
  • Exports recovered data directly into Microsoft Project
  • Easy to use, featuring a friendly program interface
  • Compatible and successfully tested under Windows 98, NT 4.0, 2000, Me, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and 11
  • Multi-language program interface with 14 main languages
  • MPP Viewer Tool
  • Viewer for damaged data files of Microsoft Project
  • Shows and recover corrupted *.mpp files

How to recover MS Project file corrupt?

The interface of Recovery Toolbox for Project is based on the concept of a multi-step recovery wizard that requires minimal involvement by the user. Just follow the easy on-screen instructions provided for each step, and Recovery Toolbox will do the rest.

Free MPP File Viewer

Recovery Toolbox for Project is very convenient to use for viewing the contents of MPP files of Microsoft Project - damage, standard, or both Project file. The tool can work as a viewer for MPP files even if you don't have Project or Microsoft Office installed. The tool allows you to open and view any MPP files for an unlimited number of times, study the data of each task, and more.

Recovery Toolbox for Project implements a preview of Project tasks in the form of a table where all the properties of tasks from the Microsoft Project are displayed. The tool opens MPP files for viewing, even if they are damaged. Plus, it's free for an unlimited number of times.

How to Open a Corrupted MPP File for Free

Recovery Toolbox for Project allows you to open a damaged Microsoft Project file for free and display all the data from the damaged MPP file on the preview page.

How to Restore the Project

To restore a damaged Microsoft Project file, you can use the last backup or go back to the previous stable copy of the file, or try to use Recovery Toolbox for Project. With a very high probability, Recovery Toolbox for Project can recover data from .mpp files to their original state before they are damaged. To verify this statement, it is necessary to:

  • Download, install, and run the DEMO version of Recovery Toolbox for Project.
  • Select a damaged .mpp file.
  • Run the analysis of the damaged MPP file.
  • Review the restoration project tasks on the preview page.
  • Export restored data to a new Microsoft project - available in the full version.

How to Fix the Project File

If you need to fix a damaged Microsoft Project file, then the full version of Recovery Toolbox for Project will allow you to do this in a few simple steps. Fixing Project files occurs by copying the corrected data from the damaged .mpp file to a new project. Fixing a project requires a desktop version of Microsoft Project installed. The tool doesn't fix or modify the existing MPP file. All recovered data transfers to a new project. Revised data from a damaged MPP file can be exported to a new project only in the full version. Revision of the project doesn't require specialized knowledge in IT. It's enough to have a regular Windows user skills.


  • Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10/11 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016 and above
  • Installed Microsoft Project
Note: Recovery Toolbox for Project does not repair content of password-protected Microsoft Project .mpp files.


This problem may happen when you have installed the Microsoft Project but did not run it or the Microsoft Project is installed under another user record.

Please try to run the software as administrator: To run the software as administrator you can click with the right mouse button to the program icon and choose run as... or run as administrator popup menu item.


To correctly export recovered data from Recovery Toolbox for Project to Microsoft Project, it is necessary that:

  • Recovery Toolbox for Project and Microsoft Project were installed under the same Windows user account on the computer
  • The current Windows user account has been included in the Administrators group. Adding the current user to the Administrators group must be done before installing both programs under this account
  • Recovery Toolbox for Project should run under the Windows user account that was used to install Microsoft Project

Please select a damaged Microsoft Project *.mpp file

And click the Analyze button

Content of source Microsoft Project file. Press Start Recovery button to save the results

Selection of the damaged file

Scanning the *.mpp file

Viewing and saving the recovered data

Recovery results

Customer's reviews and ratings:
Jazlyn Koch 04-06-2021

The logistics company project planning has been revised. It is a pity that some of the tables had to be filled in again.

Gabriela Harris 03-15-2021

Thank you, not completely of course, but you can work.

Ruckusron800 02-15-2021

Guys you have a very strange captcha, I could not enter it correctly, and I was banned for 4 hours, I had to download the offline version of the program and ask the accountant to pay the license $27

Brooks Cohen 01-21-2021

Microsoft Project has been fixed. In the grant diagram, I noticed the line placement is fails. My critical lines were not marked in red, but in blue (as if these are additional).

Sinapise 12-23-2020

Special thanks for the professional support, we explained in great detail step by step how to fix a damaged .mpp file (MS Project 2007) on Windows XP.

Kenzo Nico 12-07-2020

I'm already tired of struggling with MS Project, because of the constant increase in the size of individual files in the main project! Opening the main project is a complete fight against persistent Microsoft Project crashes that take 5 minutes to open or save. We still haven't found a solution to this problem, but your program helped a little to fix the file bloat error. Now we use the program once a month, when the file becomes large, it helps a lot.

Memphis Fletcher 08-04-2020

A couple of days ago, the situation was sad, my plan and the backup of this plan welled up so that Microsoft Project stopped opening them. It is also not only .mpp files, but also .xlsx, .pdf, and .docx. As they eventually explained to me, this could be caused by the fact that some sectors in the HDD were damaged. I want to express my deep gratitude to the sales manager for understanding my problem and for those coupons that she gave me! The program turned out to be quite easy to use, it just alarmed the speed of file repair, which is why I decided to call support.

Toadstool 07-20-2020

Steps to keep large Microsoft Project files from corrupting - don't use MS Project!! I already fixed the file on this service, but six months later this damn MS Project decided to add itself to my plans again! WTF! How long can you break? I regret two things, that I use Project, and last time I used online repair instead of buying the program

SynetivNoggin 06-22-2020

After extract data from corrupted Microsoft Project file, my tasks that have entered recover file, lost their position in task scheduler and durations, because they had media files.

KlmeeDroll 06-08-2020

At first, the schedule in MS Project opened without errors, but in the "Read Only" mode. After several changes, my .MPP file won't open. A message appears stating that the file is corrupt or a compatibility issue. After restoring the .MPP file, my information in it was changed - some tasks were restored without duration.

Searkern 04-13-2020

I was not able to open .MPP MS Project 2007 with 2010, it says Project cannot open the file. I restored the .MPP file online, there was no problem restoring the ms project file. The whole plan of my remote work was restored. #STAYHOME

Buzzer 03-02-2020

I extracted some data from the MS Project schedule and the file became damaged. I recovered a corrupt ms-project file successful, but some task lost duration.

presure_the_guide 02-20-2020

I put 4 stars because you did not write on the How it works page that the program must be run as administrator in order to recover a corrupted Microsoft Office Project file, which showed an error when opening "the file is corrupted" in MS Project 2010

Ammy 10-25-2018

Good service. Software didn't tried.

Andrew 11-05-2015

My 2013 project .mpp file has been repaired. But part of the “Task Names” was lost.

Den 10-25-2010

My PC slept and Project broked. Service can repair it for $10