Repair your CSV Online

Do you have a document file, such as a CSV file, that will not open correctly? If so, our free-to-use CSV repair tool may be able to help. Our tool analyses the content of your CSV file and is able to determine if the file structure is valid. Our tool will let you know what is wrong with your CSV file and attempt to fix it.

Or drag and drop your files here to upload.
A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

Please note: Your CSV, once uploaded to our server, will be deleted 15 minutes after upload.
If our tool offers the option to repair your file, please ensure you download the repaired file within this time period.

How to Repair your CSV Online?

Here are 3 simple steps to repair your CSV using our fast and free repair tool.

Upload your CSV

Click the "Select File" button, then select a CSV file. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Analysis and Repair

Your CSV file will be analysed, and our tool will attempt to repair your CSV file if possible.

Repair or Convert your CSV

Select an option to either repair or convert to receive your repaired CSV file.

CSV file format information

ExtensionCSV
Full NameComma-separated Values
TypeDocument
Mime Typetext/csv
FormatText

A CSV (Comma-Separated Values) file is a simple and widely used data file format that stores tabular data, such as spreadsheet-like information, in plain text. Each line in the CSV file represents a single record, and each field within a record is separated by a delimiter, typically a comma, hence the name. However, other delimiters like semicolons or tabs can also be used. This straightforward structure makes CSV files easy to create, read, and parse by both humans and computer programs.

CSV files are commonly employed to exchange data between different applications and platforms because of their universality and compatibility. They are especially useful for databases, spreadsheets, and other data storage systems, as they provide a convenient way to organize structured information. Many spreadsheet software, like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets, allow users to import and export data in CSV format.

Despite its simplicity, a CSV file can hold a vast amount of data, making it a versatile choice for various purposes. However, since CSV lacks data types and metadata definition, it's essential to ensure data integrity and consistency when using CSV files. Proper handling and validation are necessary to prevent errors or issues when processing the data contained within.

Repairing a CSV File

CSV File Header Data

CSV files contain a sequence of unique bytes at the beginning of the file. This header section is usually followed by the main CSV file section. Where the header block is present, our document repair tool will parse the header data to validate the file type and also provide additional metadata that describes key characteristics of the document uploaded.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it free to use the CSV file repair tool?

Yes! Our CSV repair tool is 100% free to use.

Are there any usage limits when repairing my CSV file?

No, you can repair as many files as you wish. We do not have any limits when using our CSV repair tool.

How long does it take to repair my CSV?

We aim to process CSV repairs as quickly as possible; this usually takes around 5 seconds; however, this may be longer depending on the file size and data needed to be repaired.

What does the CSV repair process involve?

Once your CSV has been selected, it will undergo some initial checks to verify that the file has some basic information. If the initial checks pass, we then upload the file to our servers for more detailed analysis.

Is it safe to repair my CSV on FabConvert.com?

Yes, of course it is! Your CSV, once repaired, is deleted 15 minutes after upload, and any download link will expire after this time.

Can I repair my CSV on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our CSV repair tool will run on any system with a modern web browser.