Free Software to Recover Deleted & Lost Excel XLSX Files

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

The MS Excel files get lost or deleted due to human negligence and other unforeseen errors. Whenever you delete XLSX files from your system using Delete key, the file pointers are cleared and the files are removed from their current storage location and stored in the Recycle Bin.

Recycle Bin is a brilliant feature in Windows computers that stores deleted files. The files, which are sent into the Recycle Bin, cannot be accessed from the previous location as they do not appear in the navigation pane since they are not considered as part of the folder tree. In case if you want to access them then you can make use of the Restore option by right-clicking on the particular file or folder which you require. The computer restores files back to the same location from where the files were deleted.

Nonetheless, in some situations, you may fail to restore the files from the Windows recycle bin folder. The files may not reside in the recycle bin for you to restore back to its original file location. You might not find any other option to recover the XLS or XLSX files that are missing or erased from the system storage. Some of such scenarios are listed down here:

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Important points to note:

The MS Excel files lost or deleted due to any of the above-stated reasons can't be retrieved by any direct means. There is no such option available in your computer to extract permanently deleted data. Nevertheless, there is one ultimate tool that will help you bring back XLSX files in simple mouse clicks.

Use Office Recovery software to restore XLSX files

Office File retrieval software helps you to restore lost Excel files and all other MS Office files that have been accidentally deleted from storage devices. With the help of this software, you are able to retrieve Outlook PST file, Word files, Presentation files, DBX files, etc. The software recognizes different file types based on their unique signature. Even if the files are emptied from the Recycle Bin the drive storing the file is been formatted, the tool is capable to retrieve the inaccessible files. This application can be readily installed on any edition of Windows operating system to restore lost Office files in no time.

Note: Learn how to use Office File Recovery program to undelete Access files on Windows systems.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Steps to recover deleted & lost .xlsx files:

Step 1: Run the Office File Recovery utility on your Windows computer. Select Recover Files from the home screen option. You are then required to select the logical drive that stored the deleted XLSX files. Hit on the Scan button.

Office File Recovery - Select Recovery Mode

Figure 1: Main Window

Step 2: The software starts extracting the XLSX files from the storage drive that you selected.

Office File Recovery - Select Drive

Figure 2: Scanning for Files

Step 3: The preview window shows the list of all files recovered from the drive. You can mark the XSLX files for saving.

Office File Recovery - File Type View Recovered Files

Figure 3: Recovered Files

Step 4: Now select a storage location to save the files recovered. Click on the Save button.

Office File Recovery - Save Recovered Files

Figure 4: Save Recovered Files

A footnote:

Make use of this video tutorial to know how to recover XLSX files in a detailed way.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

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