.SXC File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .SXC file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

SXC File Recovery

What is a .SXC file?

Spreadsheet created by StarOffice Calc; supports formulas, functions, charts, and macros; also includes DataPilot tables, which can automatically extract and summarize data from raw data sets.

What Are Common Causes of ".SXC" Files Lost or Failure?

There can be several common causes of ".SXC" files lost or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: The most common cause is accidental deletion by the user. This can happen when the user mistakenly deletes the file or empties the recycle bin without realizing that the ".SXC" file was present.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Problems with the software or hardware can also lead to ".SXC" file loss or failure. This can occur due to system crashes, software bugs, or hardware malfunctions.
  3. Virus or malware infection: Viruses or malware can infect the system and corrupt or delete files, including ".SXC" files. It is important to have updated antivirus software to prevent such infections.
  4. File system corruption: File system corruption can occur due to improper shutdowns, power outages, or disk errors. This can result in the loss or failure of ".SXC" files.
  5. Formatting or partitioning errors: Accidental formatting or partitioning of the storage device containing the ".SXC" files can lead to their loss. This can happen when the user incorrectly selects the wrong drive or partition during the formatting process.
  6. File transfer errors: Errors during file transfer, such as interrupted downloads or incomplete uploads, can result in ".SXC" file loss or corruption.
  7. Human errors: Human errors, such as accidentally overwriting or saving changes to the wrong file, can also cause ".SXC" file loss or failure.
  8. Hardware failure: Hardware failures, such as a faulty hard drive or a damaged storage device, can lead to the loss or corruption of ".SXC" files.

To minimize the risk of ".SXC" file loss or failure, it is advisable to regularly back up important files, use reliable antivirus software, and practice safe computing habits.

How to recover lost ".SXC" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".SXC" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".SXC" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".SXC" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".SXC" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".SXC" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".SXC" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo starOffice Calc Spreadsheet image file file?

Programs that open ".SXC" files

Apache OpenOffice Apache OpenOffice
LibreOffice LibreOffice
Apache OpenOffice Apache OpenOffice
Planamesa NeoOffice Planamesa NeoOffice
LibreOffice LibreOffice
Apache OpenOffice Apache OpenOffice
LibreOffice LibreOffice

Additional Information

  • File type: StarOffice Calc Spreadsheet

  • File extension: .SXC

  • Developer: Sun Microsystems

  • Category: Spreadsheet Files

  • Format: N/A

  • HEX: 50 4B 03 04



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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is the file extension .SXC and what type of file does it represent?

    The file extension .SXC represents a file in the OpenOffice.org Calc spreadsheet format. OpenOffice.org Calc is a free and open-source spreadsheet program, similar to Microsoft Excel. Files with the .SXC extension are typically created and used by Calc to store and manage spreadsheet data, formulas, and formatting.

  • How can I open a .SXC file and what software or program do I need?

    To open a .SXC file, you will need spreadsheet software like LibreOffice Calc or Apache OpenOffice Calc. These programs are free and can be downloaded and installed on your computer. Once you have installed either of these software, you can simply double-click on the .SXC file, and it should open in the respective program. Alternatively, you can open the program first and then navigate to the .SXC file using the file explorer within the software and open it from there.

  • Are there any specific steps or instructions to follow when trying to open a .SXC file?

    Yes, there are specific steps to follow when trying to open a .SXC file.

    1. Determine the software that is compatible with .SXC files. .SXC files are typically associated with the OpenOffice.org Calc spreadsheet program.
    2. Install the appropriate software. If you don't have OpenOffice.org Calc installed on your computer, you will need to download and install it from the official website (https://www.openoffice.org).
    3. Launch OpenOffice.org Calc. Once installed, open the program by clicking on its icon in the Start menu or desktop.
    4. Open the .SXC file. In OpenOffice.org Calc, go to the "File" menu and select "Open." Browse to the location where the .SXC file is saved and select it. Click "Open" to load the file.
    5. View and edit the .SXC file. Once the .SXC file is opened, you can view and edit the spreadsheet data using the features and functions provided by OpenOffice.org Calc.

    Note: If you encounter any issues opening the .SXC file with OpenOffice.org Calc, it's possible that the file is corrupted or not compatible with the software. In such cases, you may need to seek alternative solutions or try opening the file with different spreadsheet software.

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