3 Steps to Recover Deleted or Formatted XLSX Files

XLSX Recovery: Recover Deleted or Formatted XLSX Files in 3 Steps

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Dec 14, 2020 • Filed to: Recover & Repair Files • Proven solutions


Can I Recover My Excel XLSX Files

Hi, I deleted a business XLSX file yesterday and I had not made a backup on my computer. I’ve searched everywhere on my computer, but I find nothing. I’m wondering if there is any way for me to recover my deleted XlSX file. My sincere thanks for anyone who can help. Best regards.

Nowadays, users work with Excel workbooks frequently and they always forget to make backups. You might lose your XLSX file because of a wrong deletion, system crash, virus attack, or any other reasons. Once your XLSX file is lost, you might think that you have no chance to retrieve it. The XLSX file you deleted is not lost forever; you are just unable to access it. With XLSX recovery software, you can retrieve your XLSX file!

How to Recover Deleted or Formatted XLSX Files

Recoverit or Recoverit for Mac is an Excel data recovery program to recover you're lost, deleted or even formatted excel XLSX and XLS files. It can retrieve files on your computer, external hard drive, USB storage, memory card, and other storage devices.

The Best File Recovery Software

The Best File Recovery Software

  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails from any storage device effectively, safely and completely.
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera, and camcorders.
  • Supports to recover data for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash under different situations.

Before recovery, there is one thing you need to know: Please stop putting data into the original folder where you lost XLSX file or stop using your storage device until you recover lost XLSX file. Now let’s perform the XLSX recovery with the Windows version of Recoverit Excel file recovery software. Mac users please download the Mac version.

    1. Run Recoverit and Select a recovery mode

To recover lost XLSX file, here select the "Deleted File Recovery" mode.


    1. Select a Hard Disk Drive to Scan Lost XLSX File

The program will display all hard disk drives on your computer. You just need to select the right one to scan your lost XLSX file and click "Start" to continue.


    1. Scan your selected hard drive

Recoverit will start a quick scan on your selected hard drive. After it is completed, it will allow you to preview your recoverable XLSX files.


Note: If you can't find your lost XLSX files from the quick scan, you can turn to the "All-Around Recovery" mode which can search more files deeply from hard disk. However, it will take longer to complete.


    1. Preview and recover your lost XLSX files.

When the scan is done, all files that were found and displayed in categories and paths. You can preview and select the targeted XLSX files, then click the "Recover" button to retrieve your XLSX files.


Note: To avoid data overwriting again, please save the recovered XLSX file to a new partition. To recover deleted word documents or PowerPoint files, you can also try Recoverit Data Recovery Software.

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