How to Use File Recovery Software to Retrieve Deleted Excel Files

Have you ever accidentally deleted an important Excel file and then panicked because you thought it was gone forever? Don’t worry, there’s a solution. With the help of file recovery software, you can easily retrieve deleted Excel files and save yourself from the stress of losing valuable data. In this article, we will guide you through the process of using file recovery software to recover your deleted Excel files. So let’s get started.

Understanding File Recovery Software

File recovery software is a powerful tool designed to scan your computer’s storage devices and locate any deleted or lost files. It works by searching for remnants of deleted files in the system’s memory and piecing them back together to restore the original file. There are several file recovery software options available in the market, both free and paid, each with its own set of features. Some popular choices include Recuva, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, and Stellar Data Recovery.

Installing and Setting Up File Recovery Software

To begin the process of recovering your deleted Excel files, start by downloading and installing the file recovery software of your choice onto your computer. Once installed, launch the software and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up properly. Most file recovery tools have a user-friendly interface that makes it easy for even novice users to navigate through the recovery process.

Scanning for Deleted Excel Files

After setting up the software, connect any external storage devices that may contain your deleted Excel files (if applicable). Next, select the drive or folder where you think your Excel files were located before they were deleted. If you’re unsure about the exact location or if you want to scan multiple locations simultaneously, most file recovery software allows you to perform a full system scan.

Once you’ve selected the desired location(s), start the scanning process. Depending on various factors such as storage capacity and file size, the scanning process may take some time. During this process, the software will search for deleted Excel files and display a progress bar indicating the status of the scan.

Recovering Deleted Excel Files

Once the scanning is complete, the file recovery software will present you with a list of recoverable files. Look for any Excel files among them and select the ones you want to recover. Before proceeding with the recovery, ensure that you have enough storage space on your computer or an external device to save the recovered files.

After selecting the files, choose a location to save them. It’s recommended to save them to a different drive or external storage device to avoid overwriting any existing data. Click on the “Recover” button or similar option provided by your chosen file recovery software to initiate the recovery process.

Congratulations. You have successfully recovered your deleted Excel files using file recovery software. Double-check that all your recovered files are intact and accessible before closing the software.


Losing important data can be a nightmare, but thanks to file recovery software, you can retrieve deleted Excel files without much hassle. Remember to act quickly after realizing that a file has been deleted and avoid using your computer extensively until you’ve performed the recovery process. By following these steps outlined in this article, you’ll be well-equipped to recover your valuable Excel files and prevent any unnecessary stress in future data loss situations.

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