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How to Recover Deleted/Overwritten/Unsaved CSV Files [Solved]

CSV stands for Comma Separated Values, which can be lost due to accidental deletion, unknown hidden, formatting, or virus infection. If you happen to encounter CSV loss, you can resort to the approaches here to recover lost, deleted, corrupted, overwritten, and unsaved CSV files.

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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, the 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 EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard supports to recover 500+ types of files, including .csv file format. Learn from the 3-step guide to recover deleted CSV/Excel files with ease.

Step 1. Select location and click "Scan"

Choose the drive or a specific folder on Desktop or somewhere else where you lost the excel files, and click the "Scan" button.

select the location of the Excel files

Step 2. Locate your excel files

To quickly find the Excel files from the scan results, click the "Documents" option in the left panel. Choose "Excel", and click "Preview" to check if the Excel files are the wanted ones.

scan the lost excel files

Step 3. Recover Excel files

Finally, select the desired Excel files and click the "Recover" button. Then, select a folder to save the Excel files to another location.

recover Excel files

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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:


How to Recover Overwritten CSV Files

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

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