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.
Recover Your Data
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.
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.
Recovers Deleted Spreadsheets
Deleted a bunch of Excel spreadsheets or cleared the Recycle Bin? That happens every day with thousands of users. Hetman Excel Recovery can help you get those files back quickly and easily. Just launch the three-step Recovery Wizard, specify the disk you deleted the files from and choose “Quick” recovery mode. Hetman Excel Recovery will scan the disk, returning you the list of recently deleted spreadsheets in less than a minute.
Disk Formatting and Partitioning
The “Quick” recovery mode is great when dealing with recently deleted document, but if you have a formatted or repartitioned device you’ll need to wait longer. When you use Hetman Excel Recovery, you’ll just need to select the hard drive to recover the files from and choose “Comprehensive” as your desired recovery mode. Hetman Excel Recovery will crunch through the entire content of your device looking for recoverable Excel files. Depending on the size of your disk this may take a while, but your patience will be rewarded with a long list of recoverable documents.
Corrupted Disks and Pen Drives
Got an unreadable USB pen drive, inaccessible hard drive or unreadable memory card? More often than not, these are signs of a file system corruption or damaged system areas on that storage device. Hetman Excel Recovery features a highly comprehensive data recovery algorithm that can take care of these issues quickly and easily. In “Comprehensive” scan mode, its content-aware data recovery engine will analyze the whole surface of the disk, or read the entire content of the pen drive in order to locate Excel files by their signature. Even if there is nothing left of the file system, Hetman Excel Recovery can still handle the job!
Industry Leading Recovery Engine
Hetman Excel Recovery features a true world-class data recovery engine. Its roots are traced back to the company’s top of the line partition recovery tool, a product used by data recovery professionals in specialized recovery labs. This engine is designed to routinely handle tough situations such as formatted and repartitioned hard drives, disks with corrupted or missing system structures, damaged and physically unstable devices. Its low-level disk access ensures that Hetman Excel Recovery can recover the most data even if Windows is unable to recognize and mount the disk.
Recovers Unsaved Spreadsheets
Closed Excel before saving a document? Computer locked up or rebooted during the work? With Hetman Excel Recovery you can recover your work even if you haven’t saved it! The trick here is that every now and then Microsoft Excel saves working copies of spreadsheets you’re editing. These saves go to temporary files that are deleted after you close Excel. However, nothing stops Hetman Excel Recovery from recovering these files and handing you your unsaved work!
Recovers Excel Files from Flash-based and Solid-State Media
Solid-state media organizes information differently compared to traditional hard drives. Hetman Excel Recovery can recover spreadsheets from memory cards, SSD drives and USB pen drives with ease. Hetman Excel Recovery was tested with many models of SSD drives, pen drives and memory cards of all major makes to ensure unprecedented compatibility.
Special Recovery Mode for Broken Hard Drives
Physically worn, unstable and failing devices require a very special approach when recovering information. Multiple random reads cause unwanted movements of the magnetic heads, rapidly increasing the chance of premature failure. In Hetman Excel Recovery, we developed a special extra- safe recovery mode to facilitate the recovery from physically unstable and badly worn hard drives. In this mode, Hetman Excel Recovery will acquire the entire content of the device into a virtual image file in one long read operation. This eliminates redundant head movements, and leaves you a bit-precise copy of the hard drive to recover information from. Importantly, the original physical storage device is no longer required after acquiring a copy, as Hetman Excel Recovery can continue the recovery from the virtual disk image.
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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 Hetman Software 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 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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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.
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.
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?
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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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:
- Home Edition
- Professional Edition
- Home Basic и Premium
Windows 8 / 8.1 / Ten
- Home Server
- Small Business Server
- 2008 R2
- Home Server 2011
- 2012 R2
- 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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