Lost Excel File Recovery on Windows 7

“I have been looking for a way to recover lost Excel files from Windows 7 system. I don’t know what went wrong, but I am unable to find certain vital Excel files that were saved on desktop. I had compiled all my Excel files in a folder and to my surprise that folder full of Excel files is missing now. I had just installed some tools in the system to optimize my PC. Can anyone help me how to find where my lost Excel files are on Windows 7 PC? Thanks a lot!”

Excel files as we all know are created by MS Excel tool that come with MS Office. These Excel files are used in almost all the fields like schools, offices, organizations and so on. Excel files can be stored and accessed on Windows system hard drives, external hard drives, SSD drives, USB drives and other external storage media. But, like other files even Excel files can get disappear at times when you need them most. Listed below are some issues responsible for loss of Excel files from Windows 7 system hdd:

  • Loss of Excel files takes place due to power outage or abrupt shutdown of Windows 7 system while transferring or moving Excel files from one location to another
  • Virus / malware infections on Windows 7 hard drive or external storage media can result in loss of Excel files saved on them
  • Formatting partition on Windows 7 hard disk without taking its data backup can erase all data stored on it including Excel files

Being calm is the best thing to do when you have lost important Excel files from Windows 7 system. Without saving any data your system, make use of relevant file recovery utility to get back missing Excel files.

Lost Excel files recovery software

Yodot File Recovery is the best tool suggested by majority of computer experts when it comes to restoring lost Excel files on Windows 7 computer. It is considered as one of the most renowned utilities that will scan your entire hard drive in a minimum time and list lost Excel files from Windows 7 system. Including recovery of Excel workbook with many sheets, this software can also get back other MS Office files like DOC, PPT, DOCX, PPTX, PST, OST, DBX files as well as other media files, animation files and application files that are either lost / deleted from Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 OS versions. At times while using this program, you may face some situations where in you’ll be confused as to how to proceed further, don’t worry! You can mail the issue to our technical support staff who are available 24/7.

Procedure for retrieving lost files on Windows 7:

  • Download and install Recover erased files tool in the system by using admin account
  • On completion of installation, user can run the program and follow on-screen instructions
  • From main screen of utility click on ‘Lost File Recovery’ option based on data loss issue
  • Moving on to next window select hard drive from Windows 7 from where Excel files have been lost
  • Once hard disk has been selected, put a check mark on all file types that needs to be recovered (Excel file)
  • At last hit on Next button to initiate scanning of Windows 7 hard disk
  • As soon as recovery process of hard drive gets completed, lost Excel files are listed in ‘Data View’ of ‘File Type View’
  • Save restored MS Excel files on preferred location on Windows 7 system or to any external storage media

Tips to Consider:

  • Follow proper procedure while sharing Excel files on Windows system
  • Backup important Excel files on more than one destination location
  • Make sure you have updated antivirus protection to prevent virus attacks on Windows 7 PC

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