We have all been there; working diligently on a document or spreadsheet only to have your computer or program crash, and boom! It’s gone. If you are working on a school or work project, losing your data can feel like the end of the world, but like with most files on PCs, nothing is truly gone forever–unless you know how to clean your hard drive.
It is one thing to lose unsaved changes to a Word document, but have you ever lost unsaved changes in Microsoft Excel? It can bring forth new levels of frustration. Unlike Word and other Microsoft programs that are a little more straightforward, Excel requires a unique skill set that is often learned over time.
The good news is that your lost files are most likely recoverable! The bad news is that you will have to try a few different methods before successfully recovering your data. So before you start over on a new spreadsheet, try these tips and methods on how to recover an excel file that has been lost or accidentally deleted.