Retrieving XLS Files

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“Hi all, I had few important XLS (Excel) files on my flash drive. While deleting some unwanted files, I selected XLS files which were essential for me; hence they got deleted along with unneeded files from flash drive. Those XLS files are not seen even on Recycle Bin of my computer; they got permanently deleted from my PC. I need them back at any cost as I do not have any other choice from where I can restore them. Please do the needful by suggesting some accurate way to recover Excel XLS file.”

Above may be the situation in which many users get struck and start posting their problems in technical blogs in anticipation of helpful suggestions. Excel is built in application in Microsoft Office for Windows computers. From Microsoft Office 2000 till Microsoft Office 2003 version, Excel sheets were saved in .xls file extension. Excel Spreadsheets are mainly used to maintain reports. Excel comes with lots of friendly features to generate, manipulate and manage reports; it comes with lots of inbuilt equations and even you can implement customized ones. Though Excel application comes with so many privileges, excel sheets may get lost or deleted for any reason while using them on your computer, as given below:

  • XLS files will be lost after formatting drive of computer or external storage drive as data will be erased completely after format process
  • Deleting XLS files using Shift + Delete option removes .xls files permanently from selected storage drive and files will not bypass Recycle Bin in this case
  • Emptying Recycle Bin containing important XLS files makes you lose them from computer forever
  • XLS files may be deleted while performing anti-virus scan if they are corrupted and problem with them is not fixed

There are many such situations in which XLS files get deleted from computer hard drive or from external storage drive. However, you can perform XLS file recovery using apt tool like Yodot File Recovery on your PC.

XLS file recovery software:

Yodot File Recovery software helps you get back deleted or lost XLS files from your Windows computer. This utility is capable of retrieving XLS files from different partitions of computer hard drive, external hard drive, pen drive, memory card, etc. This file retrieval program supports recovering XLSX files created by newer versions of Microsoft Office Excel application i.e. Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013. You can even recover DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, MDB, PST, OST, DBX file, PDF and other file formats. It is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008 OS computers to restore Microsoft Excel files in .XLS and .XLSX file formats from all supported storage drives on Windows OS. Get the trial version today and try it out to recover list of your XLS files lost from storage devices.

Procedural steps to perform XLS file recovery:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software on your Windows computer and install it
  • Run the tool and select “Deleted File Recovery” or “Lost File Recovery” from main screen depending on scenario faced by you
  • Select drive of computer from which XLS files are deleted or lost and click on “Next”
  • On next screen, you will get list of file formats in different file type categories. Select .xls file format and click on “Next”
  • Software starts scanning for XLS files on selected computer drive and displays result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Select XLS files which you want to save and click on “Next”
  • Browse a location where you want to save XLS file on drive other than scanned one and click on “Next”

Important Measures:

  • Keep spare copy of your important XLS files on different drives of your computer
  • Backup newly added XLS and other files to separate storage media on a regular basis

Other Popular Software

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery (Windows)

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