Recover XLSX Files on Windows

“Hi, I lost my excel reports that I need to submit in two days. As I was busy in my project work, while moving the reports on my desktop I accidentally pressed Shift-Del keys on selected xlsx files that resulted in complete deletion. Now, how to recover my XLSX excel reports? Please someone suggest me proper solution.”

Microsoft Excel is the right tool to create reports usable for multipurpose. Users of vivid professionalism widely use Office Excel to hold usable data. Excel sheets gets saved as .xls or .xlsx files. Frequently, while creating reports, tables, etc. Excel serves its best as it includes inbuilt rows and columns to input data in to them. XLSX files are compatible only in recent versions of MS Office and are not supported on older Excel applications. Users may lose .xlsx files from storage devices in number of circumstances.

Most commonly seen scenarios of losing xlsx files are:

  • Excel XLSX files can get erased due to user mistakes, antivirus scan and from other third party applications installed on system
  • viruses present on system hard drive or other storage devices can erase excel files at times of severity
  • Using shift delete keys or command prompt to erase XLSX files will remove them completely
  • Interruptions while moving Excel files from one location another using Cut and Paste can cause missing of those excel sheets.

Retrieve Excel XLSX files:

File Recovery software is the best solution for XLSX file recovery on Windows computer. It is capable of recovering all file types lost or deleted from Windows OS based computers. This utility can retrieve data from storage drives formatted with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT and ReFS file systems on Windows 8, Vista, XP, 7, Server 2003 and 2008 OS versions.

Procedural steps to carry out USB drive deleted data recovery:

Download File Recovery program and install it on your Windows system. Run the utility, in the main screen select “Deleted File Recovery” or lost file recovery option to start the recovery process. In the upcoming screen, select the drive from which Excel files have been lost. Once you click next, the software scans for lost or erased files on selected drive. All recoverable files will be listed in next screen. Select your required files to restore, target a new location to save those recovered files and click “Save” button. Now you can access the files from the new location.