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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 Deleted or Unsaved CSV Files

CSV file 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 Pro supports the recovery of 500+ types of files, including .csv file format.

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Learn from the 3-step guide to recover Excel files not saved with ease.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on the computer. Choose the disk where you lost the unsaved files, and click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. You'll see the Path and Type tab on the left side,  click "Type" and "Unsaved Files". You can double-click the folder to open it or click "Open". This unsaved file recovery software will help you recover unsaved Word, Excel, PPT, and other files with ease.

choose unsaved files

Step 3. Choose target files and click the "Preview" button. Then, click "Recover" to restore these unsaved files. Be careful not to revert the recovered files to the original location, as this may overwrite the file.

recover unsaved 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 no third-party to recover overwritten data because once a file or folder is overwritten by new data, it's permanently gone.

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