Extract Permanently Deleted Excel Files

MS Office Excel is spreadsheet program distributed by Microsoft for both Windows and Mac operating systems. It can create spread sheet in XLS or XLSX format and widely used in institutes, schools and offices to maintain reports for future reference. It is featured with graphic tools, macro programming language, calculation and pivot tables. Using its features, user can fulfill their work requirement. Moreover, excel sheets are used as database to save information in commercial industries.

When you erase excel files from system and empty Recycle Bin folder then deleted files would permanently vanish from computer. Fortunately the content will not be removed immediately. When user deletes any excel file, Windows marks file for erasing and removes its access details from file system. It doesn't mean that you have no chance to recover excel files. Initially when you erase excel files permanently, Windows makes the memory occupied by excel file as free space for storing new files. Before something is overwritten on Windows OS, it is recommended to retrieve permanently deleted excel files using some effective tool. Reasons that lead to permanent deletion of excel files are as mentioned below:

  • Virus or malware attack on Windows system hard drive results in file system corruption which can lead to deletion of excel files
  • Formatting the drive containing excel files will wipe entire excel files saved upon it
  • Deleting excel files using Shift Delete keys combination will bypass Recycle Bin resulting in permanent deletion of excel files
  • While moving folders from Windows HDD to external storage device, if you unintentionally delete excel files from it then tends to permanent deletion of files
  • When downloading unsecure software from online sites on Windows OS some excel files may get erased
  • Using illegal antivirus program to scan for malware threats on computer hard drive can delete infected excel files permanently without notifying user

If your excel files are deleted permanently from Windows desktop then use file recovery tool to get back all files which you have erased accidentally. If you want to retrieve deleted excel files with few easy procedure then opt for Yodot File Recovery.

Utility to recover permanently erased excel files:

Yodot File Recovery tool can easily get back permanently erased excel files on Windows operating system. It can restore excel XLB, XLS and XLSX file formats from Microsoft Office 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions. In addition to excel files, it can recover documents, PPT files, RAR files, basic media file types, PDFs, compressed files and many other files. This tool can restore lost or deleted files from memory card, FireWire drive, USB drive, SSD drives, external and internal hard drive, and many other devices. It can retrieve files from storage drive formatted with FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. This app is compatible to rescue files from Windows XP Professional, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 OS based computers.

Steps to rescue permanently deleted excel files:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery tool on Windows computer
  • After installation, run it to start recovering lost or deleted Excel files
  • Main window will display two options which are 'Deleted File Recovery' and 'Lost File Recovery'
  • Choose 'Deleted File Recovery' option and proceed further
  • Mark on the drive from where you want to restore Excel files and click on 'Next'
  • Wait till the scanning process gets over and then choose Excel files which you want to retrieve
  • To make recovery process easy, it is suggested to utilize two view options that is 'Data View' and 'File Type View'
  • At last save recovered Excel files in preferred location or on any external storage device, but not on same drive


  • Do not connect virus infected external storage device to your Windows computer
  • Backup all essential Excel files on reliable drive to avoid permanent deletion of files

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