Rescue Password Protected Microsoft Excel File

recover excel spreadsheetMost of the employee’s as well as corporate professionals and normal users too use Microsoft Office Excel in daily basis to make report of their work. As Excel sheets contains sensitive and confidential data related to finance, company budget, etc most of the users prefer to protect excel files with passwords. However, irrespective of the password protection to the excel file, it may get deleted or lost due to various reasons.

Let us discuss some of the situations that leads to loss or removal of password protected spreadsheets on windows system:

  • Unintentionally deleting crucial password protected excel files using “Shift + Delete” key combination
  • Password protected spreadsheets get deleted due to virus or malware attack
  • Accidentally formatting hard disk partition or storage drive which contains Password locked excel sheets
  • Other reasons include operating system corruption, third-party application conflictions, abrupt system termination, file system corruption and many others

Including the above mentioned reasons, there are numerous causes due to which password protected excel files get erased or go missing on Windows system. It is also necessary to backup vital password protected excel files. In the absence of backup, recover deleted or lost password locked spreadsheets using Yodot File Recovery software.

Password protected excel file recovery software:

Recover erased files is one among the premium application to recover password protected excel files on Windows computer. This file retrieval software also regains other MS Office files such as Word documents (DOC, DOCX), presentation files ( PPT, PPTX) as well as PDF, HTML, TXT, ZIP, RAR, JPG, JPEG, PNG, WMV, MPG, M3D, WMA, and many other file types. Its simple and friendly interface make it is easy to restore erased or missing password protected excel files easily without any difficulties. This tool supports recovery of files from FAT, FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 and ReFS drives. Furthermore, this file restoration tool works compatibly on different Windows operating systems such as Windows Server 2003, Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Simple steps to restore password protected excel files:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery software to Windows desktop / laptop; however not to the same partition from where you need to restore password protected excel files
  • Run the software and follow the main screen instructions
  • Click on “Delete File Recovery” option to get back deleted password locked excel files or use “Lost File Recovery” option to rescue lost password protected excel sheets
  • Choose the drive / partition from where password protected excel spreadsheets are to be recovered
  • The tool scans the selected partition and displays files in hierarchical format or file extension format
  • Select the desired password locked excel files, which you want to restore back and simply click "Next"
  • At last save the retrieved password protected excel file to your desired destination location; but not to the same location from where you have recovered them


  • Do not preserve any new files on the partition from where password locked excel files got deleted or missing to avoid data overwriting
  • Backup essential password protected excel files in any external storage devices
  • Maintain genuine anti-virus software to keep your system free from harmful external threats

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