How to Recover Deleted Excel Spreadsheets on Mac/Windows?
Are Deleted Excel Files Really Lost?
When you delete an Excel file on your computer, it will be temporarily saved on the Trash or Recycle Bin. But if you empty the Trash or Recycle Bin, you will not be able to find the deleted Excel file anywhere in your computer. Is it permanently lost? No! The file is still on your computer's hard drive but only marked as inaccessible and invisible, and can be replaced by new coming files. Therefore, to make it possible to recover deleted Excel files, you should stop saving new data to the drive where you lost the Excel files. Then, find a handy data recovery tool like iPubsoft Data Recovery or Data Recovery for Mac to help you get back the deleted Excel files.
iPubsoft Data Recovery is professionally in restoring deleted, lost, corrupted and formatted Excel files from any storage device. The important fact is that iPubsoft Data Recovery focus on the damaged file and does not change the original data. It detect in damage data so as to retrieve data from various areas in partitions. So to define whether the excel file is corrupted is the first step in program. When an error messages appeared, the application crashed or the file could open as a mix of random characters, iPubsoft Data Recovery start working as these are typical symptoms of excel file corruption.
How to Perform a Recovery for Deleted Excel Files on PC?
The first step is to install data recovery software on the computer. User can click the icon of "Deleted Recovery" on software interface. By this function, most of lost Excel file and data can be restored. The program will enter into scanning process when magic disc is chosen by users step by step. The result will be listed according to file type after completely scanning. For excel recovery program, the operation is just pressing "recover" button and then user wait until the file processing is completed. Prompted on the software interface, users should assign it a new name instead of leaving it by default.
Since the program comes with both Windows and Mac versions, you should choose the right version downloaded and installed on your computer according to your own situation.
Step 1: Select the disk where you lost the Excel files
Launch the data recovery software and you will see there are 4 recovery modes are provided. You can choose the right mode you need and click "Next" (we suggest you try the "Deleted Recovery" mode firstly) . If you lost them from other removable devices, just plug the devices into the computer as long as they can be deleted by your computer.
Step 2: Scan to find the Excel files you want
Choose disks or partitions on your computer where you lost the Excel worksheets and click the "Scan" button to perform a deep and fast scanning on the selected disk. After the scan, you can preview all found files and check the Excel documents that you want to recover.
Step 3: Recover and save lost Excel spreadsheets
Mark the Excel files you want and click the "Recover" button to save them all with one click.
Note: Do note put the recovered files to the original place for safety consideration. Just find another partition or external disk to save them. iPubsoft Data Recovery can also recover videos, photos, music, documents and many more from any storage device, including computer, USB drive, memory card, digital camera, mobile phones and so on.