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How to Recover Deleted/Overwritten/Unsaved CSV Files

Posted by Jean to File Recovery 2016-11-03

Summary

This how-to gives some analysis and possible solutions for you to recover lost, deleted, corrupted, overwritten and unsaved csv files in excel. Hope it is helpful.

Overview of CSV File Recovery

CSV Stands for "comma-separated values", it is a simple file format used to store tabular data, such as a spreadsheet or database. For common users like us, it's mostly related to Microsoft Excel. Especially, we backup contacts on smartphones as a .csv file, which can be open in Excel.

If you're the unlucky ones who inadvertently lost a .csv file that is really important, following solutions might do some help.

How to Recover Lost or Deleted CSV Files?

CSV files loss due to accidental deletion, unknown hidden, formatting or virus infection can be effortlessly retrieved back by EaseUS Data Recovery Software. This piece of decent file recovery software supports to recover 500+ types of files, including .csv file format. Learn from the 3-step guide to recover deleted CSV files with ease.

Step 1. Select disk partition or storage location where you lost .csv files and click "Scan".

select file types to recover deleted csv files

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan to find deleted .csv Excel files;
After the quick scan, a deep scan will automatically start to find more Excel files and data;

scan hard drive to find deleted csv files

Step 3. Select and restore lost CSV files;
Select found .csv files by file types and click "Recover" to save them to another safe spot in PC/storage device.

click recover button to recover csv files

How to Recover Unsaved Changes in CSV Files?

Here's another situation that you might lose changes made in the CSV file, for example, Excel crashed while you're editing on it, how to recover unsaved CSV files then? In this case, you can only try to recover the changes from the temporary files.Here is the path:

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\

How to Recover Overwritten CSV Files?

Technically, you can use none third-party data recovery programs to recover overwritten data, because once a file or folder is overwritten by new data, it's permanently gone.