Earlier versions of Microsoft Excel stores files with the .xls file extension. Now, the latest versions of Microsoft Excel support a new XML-based file format that saves files with the extension .xlsx. However, many users come across deletion and loss of XLS and XLSX spreadsheets due to various factors. Some common scenarios of loss or deletion Excel files include-
The Office File Recovery application will ultimately help you restore XLSX spreadsheet or XLS Excel spreadsheets within clicks. When you accidentally delete the .xlsx or .xls file, they are not permanently deleted from the hard drive. Instead, only allocation information of .xlsx or.xls file gets deleted making that space available for storing new files. If you save new files or copy new files to that area then these new files overwrite the old files resulting in permanent loss of files. Hence, avoid saving or copying new files over the hard drive from where you have lost or deleted the Excel files.
Office File Recovery Software performs overwritten Excel spreadsheet recovery to get back the data lost after editing the Excel file by replacing the old data with new data in simple steps. This software can also identify and recover different types of files on the basis of their unique signature. You can also use software to recover PPTX file, PPT files, DOC file, DOCX file, PST file, DBX files and all other file formats of Microsoft Office.
Note: Get complete information on how to recover deleted PST file on Windows systems in quick steps.
Step 1: Start Excel document file recovery by downloading the Office File Recovery application on your computer. Choose Recover Files from the main screen option. Then pick the drive that stored the deleted XLS and XLSX files. Press on the Scan button to continue.
Figure 1: Main Window
Step 2: The tool begins to scan the drive for the lost or deleted Excel spreadsheets.
Figure 2: Scanning for Files
Step 3: A list of all recovered files appear in File Type View and Data View layouts. Mark the .xls and .xlsx files for saving.
Figure 3: Recovered Files
Step 4: Now you need to choose the destination location to save all the retrieved MS Excel files. Then proceed to press on the Save button.
Figure 4: Save Recovered Files