Windows 10 (also Windows 8 and 8.1):
Free XLStylesTool for Windows 8 or later versions in the Windows App Store.
New option for Windows 10: by user demand WinForms UI version with support for file drag and drop is available in the store: XLStylesTool .Net Core3.0. Read more about this release here. Release post describes one easy way how you can get this app for free by using Microsoft Rewards.
Windows 7 only:
.Net4.0 version is uploaded here: XLCleanerDotNET4.0.
Web Browser Application Option:
If you are using a Mac, don’t want to or can’t download .Net, don’t have time to setup SkyDrive, use browser based Silverlight version of the XLStylesTool.
Unlike other tools, MS Excel add-ins or VBA macros that deal with excessive styles that rely on MS Excel object model, XLStylesTool uses Office Open XML file format based deep cleaning algorithm (patent protected). This means that it works 100+ times faster and is the ONLY option that can get rid of hidden and built-in corrupted styles inaccessible to other tools. XLStyles Tool is very light weight app that doesn’t consume any of MS Excel application resources unlike the add-ins that slow down session startup time and sit in memory regardless of whether you are actively using them.
Legacy Windows 7 app .Net Framework requirements:
About 20% of all users that downloaded the original XLStylesTool to date also clicked on .Net3.5 Client Profile download link provided in one of the comments. .Net3.5 Client Profile runtime is necessary to run the application. The download size is ~255MB. Compare it to the .Net4.0 Client Profile download size which is only 41MB. I recompiled XLStylesTool against .Net4.0 and if you don’t have .Net3.5 on your machine yet it makes sense to go with the smaller .Net4.0 Client Profile Download.
Please Leave Comments:
Same ask as before: please leave comments if you used the utilities. All application features, optimizations and new utilities downloadable from this blog are the result of the user community feedback starting with the original post. User comments and content contributions make this project more valuable to the worldwide user community.