How to Restore XLSX Files?

How do you recover accidentally deleted or lost an XLSX spreadsheet on your system hard drive? What if your computer hard drive fails and you lose access to spreadsheets? What will you do when system hard drive is formatted by mistake and lost all your XLSX files? How to retrieve XLSX spreadsheet erased by virus or other harmful threats?

Don’t panic!!! You may encounter any of the above mentioned problems at least once in a while with your system. No matter what problems you are encountering with XLSX spreadsheet, there’s still a chance for recovering Excel files from system hard drive. Some of the common reasons for XLSX file loss on system hard drive are mentioned below.

  • Accidental deletion of XLSX files from system while erasing some other files
  • Unintentional formatting of computer hard drive leads to XLSX file loss
  • XLSX files might get lost due to transfer error encountered while moving them to other storage devices
  • Virus or malware attack on computer hard drive can damage drive’s file system and make your essential XLSX files inaccessible
  • The other reasons for XLSX file loss are power surge, hard drive crash, file system corruption, etc.

When you come across these type of situations with your system hard drive and lost all your valuable XLSX files, then immediately stop adding new data to hard drive. When you add new data to the hard drive, the lost XLSX files memory space will be overwritten with these new files. Hence, it is recommended to use efficient third party file recovery application as soon as possible to retrieve back your lost or erased XLSX spreadsheet files from system.

XLSX file recovery tool:

Yodot File Recovery is the professional Excel file recovery software that helps you to restore lost or erased XLS / XLSX files from Windows computer. This software not only recovers deleted XLSX files from desktop hard drive, but it also restores files from external hard drives, memory cards, iPods, music players, pen drives, etc. This tool will help you to retrieve XLSX files deleted after pressing “Shift + Delete” key and also recover files emptied or bypassed from Recycle Bin on Windows. This software also supports recovery of files such as pictures, music files, text documents, Word files, PowerPoint presentations, PDF documents and many other files. This application is very easy to use and has user friendly interface. This recovery program efficiently works on all latest versions of Windows operating systems.

Procedure to recover XLSX file from Windows:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery software to your system
  • Run the software to start recovery process and follow instructions present on screen
  • The software displays two options in the main screen. i.e., ”Delete File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”
  • Select either of the option depending on circumstances of XLXS files loss on system
  • Recovery utility scans the hard drive and shows all partitions present in computer
  • Select the logical drive from where XLSX files is to be retrieved  and click on next
  • The software scans selected logical drive and display all recovered XLSX files in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • At last save the retrieved XLSX files to your desired destination location on system


  • Keep an additional copy of your important XLSX file on some other reliable storage device
  • Install good security application to protect your XLXS files from virus attack
  • Cross check the XLSX /XLS files before you delete it from system hard drive

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