How to Recover Deleted and Lost Excel Files

Lost some important excel sheets by accident? If so, you've come to the right place. Continue to read more, the below guide will show you how to recover excel files in just a matter of clicks.

Microsoft Excel is the most popular spreadsheet application widely used in both business area and daily life. Because of the strong functions in sorting, calculating and organizing datas, so people often use Excel file to manage datas like product list, schedules, calendar, human resource datas, balance sheet and so forth. However, occasionally we may deleted, formatted or lost some useful excel files inadvertently. Don't be panic, you have chance to find deleted files back by following this excel file recovery guide.

Important Notes Before Recovering Deleted Excel Files

  • 1. Once your excel files are lost, please do not store any new file on the hard drive or storage medium where you lost the excel files. If the lost excel files were overwritten by new data, you will unable to recover lost excel files.
  • 2. Restore deleted and lost excel files as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the smaller the chance of recovery.
  • 3. Do not download and install excel file recovery software on the hard disk from which you lost excel documents.
  • 4. For recovering excel files from SD card, USB, mobile and etc, please connect the device to your PC.

How to Recover Excel Files Deleted / Formatted / Lost?

Kvisoft supplies both Windows and Mac excel file recovery tools. Both are effective programs for recovering deleted excel files as well as PDF, PPT, Word, TXT, EXE, HTML, XML, Archives and more. Please select the right version according to your computer system for installation.


Choose a storage medium

Start Kvisoft Windows file recovery, you will see the below window listing all types of storage medium. Please choose the right device type where you need to recover deleted excel sheets or lost excel files.
select device to recover excel files


Select partition or device to recover xlsx files from

In popup window, please highlight the device or partition where you deleted or lost excel documents. Select Deep Scan and hit Start to scan excel files.
select path for excel file recovery


Scan and preview excel files

Generally, the scanning time depends on the selected device or partition. The more files stored, the longer the scanning process will be. This excel file recovery program can allow users to preview scanned excels while the scanning is going on.
Open document drop-down list, select an excel file to preview it.

preview excel before recovery


Click Recovery for recovering excel files

Once you sorted out the exact xlsx file you need, please click Recovery to restore deleted excel file. Afterwards, you can open the recovered excel files to manage your datas again.

Already got some clues about how to recover deleted excel files? Let's try Kvisoft Data Recovery freely.

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