How to Retrieve XLSB Files?

recover excel spreadsheet“Hi all, I was trying to transfer few XLSB files from my computer to pen drive as I had to carry them with me. While transferring, suddenly power started fluctuating and system got turned off. When I turned on the computer, I was not able to see ant XLSB files saved on it. I do not have any backup of lost XLSB file. Please help me to recover XLSB files lost after power fluctuations. Thanks in advance…”

XLSB is an Excel binary workbook file. It stores data in binary format rather than in XML format like usual Excel files. They can be read and written in a faster pace helping to maintain huge data in large spreadsheets. While using them, you may come across situations as listed below in which XLSB file will be lost or deleted:

  • Inadvertent Deletion: You may delete XLSB files with essential data by selecting it negligently while deleting unwanted files on computer
  • Deleted While Antivirus Scan: While scanning for any threats on files saved on your computer, if XLSB files are detected to be infected severely then they may get deleted by antivirus software
  • Formatting: You may format partition on system hard drive or any external drive to delete entire data from it or to remove files with viruses without checking for your important XLSB files saved on it
  • Emptying Recycle Bin: few users regularly empty Recycle Bin to remove all junk data from computer permanently. Sometimes, it might delete vital documents forever from Recycle Bin including your XLSB file which you forgot to restore before emptying Recycle Bin

You might have stored huge amount of important data in it like your business related data in XLSB reports. However, there is no need t worry; XLSB deleted or lost in the above instances can be recovered using prominent file recovery tool such as Yodot File Recovery.

XLSB file recovery software:

Recover erased files software is best option to restore XLSB file from either system hard disk or removable storage drives. It can recognize number of file formats of documents, videos, pictures, audios, etc and recovers then in simple steps. It comes with intelligent scan mechanism that helps you to save scan time by selecting specific file formats which you want to restore. Other than XLSB file, but also you can retrieve XLSM file, XLS and XLSX excel file formats by using this utility. This application is compatible to restore your XLSB files and other documents from hard drive partitions on computer, portable hard drives, flash drives, memory cards and other storage media. It can execute file recovery from all supported storage drives on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 OS versions. Get practical experience by using demo version of this file retrieval program.

Procedural steps to recover XLSB file:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software and install it on your computer
  • Run installed tool and select “Deleted File Recovery” or “Lost File Recovery” option from main screen according to scenario you have come across
  • Select drive of computer from which XLSB files are lost and click on “Next”
  • Choose XLSB file format from the list on next screen and click on “Next”
  • Software scans for XLSB file and displays resulted files in two views namely “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Select XLSB files which you want to save and click on “Next”
  • Browse a location where you want to save recovered XLSB files on your computer


  • Scan for viruses on your storage devices and save XLSB files from getting infected with malware threats
  • Use UPS while transferring any important XLSB files and avoid sudden system turn offs due to power outage

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