Recovering Deleted or Unsaved Excel Spreadsheets

Deleted a bunch of Excel spreadsheets? Require a tool to recover spreadsheets from formatted, repartitioned or inaccessible hard drive? Look no further! Hetman Excel Recovery is designed to help you get your Excel and OpenOffice Calc spreadsheets back when the files go missing.

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Hetman Excel Recovery 2.6

No matter what caused the loss of data, Hetman Excel Recovery can handle it. Formatted and repartitioned hard drives, inaccessible memory cards and unreadable flash drives are routinely encountered and taken care of by Hetman Excel Recovery. Got a hard drive covered with bad blocks or making unusual sounds? Hetman Excel Recovery offers a special extra-safe recovery mode to handle physically unstable devices, maximizing your chance of successful recovery.

Hetman Excel Recovery combines a set of highly sophisticated data recovery algorithms with an intuitive, fully guided user interface. The tool is driven with a step by step wizard, enabling anyone to achieve the same high-quality recovery results as a professional recovery lab.

Video Tutorial

While we encourage everyone to try Hetman Excel Recovery for absolutely free, we also understand not everyone has time to do it. That’s why we recorded a video tutorial. Watch this two-minute clip to experience one of the best Excel recovery tools without downloading or installing!

Enhanced for Recovering Spreadsheets

Hetman Excel Recovery is a dedicated spreadsheet recovery tool. The refined data recovery engine now performs an automated pre-recovery check on any Excel files discovered during the disk scan, ensuring that only 100% working, non-corrupted spreadsheets make it onto the recovery list.

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Features and Benefits

Deleted Excel spreadsheets, formatted disks and corrupted storage devices are just a few things to mention. By using tool, you won’t have to hassle going through hundreds of entries in order to locate undamaged spreadsheets.

Recovers Excel and OpenOffice Spreadsheets

Hetman Excel Recovery recovers spreadsheets saved by Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013, as well as all versions of OpenOffice Calc. The following types of files are supported:

  • XLS - Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Spreadsheet (*.xls);
  • XLSX – Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (*.xlsx);

In addition to Microsoft Excel, Hetman Excel Recovery natively supports the OpenDocumet Format. This document format is employed by OpenOffice, Libre and Star Office spreadsheet applications. The following file types are supported:

  • ODS - OpenDocument Spreadsheet (*.ods);
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Recovers Excel and OpenOffice Spreadsheets

Recovers from FAT, NTFS and RAW Disks

Hetman Excel Recovery natively supports all versions and revisions of FAT and NTFS file systems including the latest exFAT and NTFS5. On NTFS volumes, compressed and encrypted files as well as NTFS Alternate Data Streams are recovered. Hetman Excel Recovery can recover spreadsheets from RAID arrays, assuming that the RAID is assembled and fully functional.

In addition to FAT and NTFS, Hetman Excel Recovery supports the recovery from raw disk space, unpartitioned and unformatted hard drives or devices with badly damaged, erased or emptied file systems.

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Our Guarantee

Hetman Excel Recovery guarantees successful recovery of all spreadsheets appearing in the list of recoverable files. Before adding a file to the list, the tool validates the file by performing an automated integrity check. This check helps ensure that all files added to the list are accurately validated, and can be opened with Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice with no problem.

Guaranteed Recovery

High-End Data Recovery Engine

Hetman Excel Recovery includes an industry-grade data recovery engine borrowed directly from Hetman’s top of the line data recovery tool. This engine features a highly sophisticated content-aware analysis mode. In this mode, the tool can literally carve files from the disk even if no sign of a file system is present. Content-aware analysis works by reading the entire content of the disk and matching this information against a built-in database of supported file types. This in turn allows the product to recover files deleted a long time ago, extract spreadsheets from formatted and repartitioned disks, and even recover information from corrupted, unreadable and inaccessible storage devices.

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Searching and Filtering

If you have a great many files, you may want to only display the ones that matter – like only the recently saved ones, or just a single file with a certain name. With Hetman Excel Recovery, you can easily do that by using the powerful searching and filtering capabilities. After the scan is complete, you can specify your search criteria to filter just the files you need. There are filters available to find files by their create/ modify date, file type and size, or any sub-string contained in the file name.

Searching and Filtering

Ease of Use

Using Hetman Excel Recovery is as easy as 1-2-3. The entire recovery process is driven by a fully guided step by step wizard. In that wizard, you’ll specify the disk to recover the files from, choose “Quick” or “Comprehensive” recovery mode, and select where to save the files to. That’s it! Hetman Excel Recovery will scan the disk and display a gallery view of all the files it discovers. You’ll be able to preview these files, pick the ones to recover or just save everything. And remember that every file recovered with Hetman Excel Recovery is a 100% working spreadsheet. The list contains no incomplete or corrupted entries.

Step by Step Wizard

Using Hetman Excel Recovery could not be made easier. Designed with an ordinary computer user in mind, Hetman Excel Recovery is controlled via a simple step by step wizard. The wizard asks one simple question on every step:

  • Where are your files located?
  • Quick or Comprehensive recovery?
  • Where and how you’re about to save the files?
This last question offers a number of choices. Saving the files on a different hard drive is an obvious choice, and the easiest one. If, however, you don’t have enough free disk space to host all the files being recovered, you can use CD or DVD media to burn, create ISO images, or upload the files onto an FTP server

Pre-Recovery Preview

Hetman Excel Recovery scans the disk in order to locate spreadsheets to recover. After the scan is complete, Hetman Excel Recovery displays all discovered files in a gallery view. All documents are displayed as small thumbnail images. Click on any thumbnail, and you’ll see a larger preview. Double-click to open a full-screen preview.

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System Requirements

Hetman Excel Recovery works on just about any computer running a compatible version of Windows. The tool supports all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows starting with Windows XP and up to the latest Windows 10. Hetman Excel Recovery supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP:

  • Home Edition
  • Professional Edition

Windows Vista

  • Starter
  • Home Basic и Premium
  • Business
  • Enterprise
  • Ultimate

Windows 8 / 8.1 / Ten

  • Core
  • Pro
  • Enterprise
  • RT

Windows Server

  • 2003
  • Home Server
  • 2008
  • Small Business Server
  • 2008 R2
  • Home Server 2011
  • 2012
  • 2012 R2

Windows 7

  • Starter
  • Home Basic и Premium
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Saving the Files

If you have a lot of files to recover, you may need a lot of free disk space to hold them. Remember, you can’t place those files onto the same disk you’re extracting them from! By doing this, you can easily damage the rest of the files you were up to recover. You must use a separate hard drive or a different storage device to save these files. Hetman Excel Recovery offers a number of options to make the choice easier. You can save the files onto a local, external or network disk. Alternatively, you can burn them onto a CD or DVD. Finally, you can upload the files directly onto an FTP server.

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