Recover Deleted/Unsaved/Crashed Excel 2016 in Windows 10/8/7

Tracy King updated on Nov 12, 2018 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


Don't worry if Microsoft Excel 2016 get deleted, lost or crashed on saving or opening files. Here this page will tell you how to recover deleted Excel 2016, recover unsaved excel files, restore crashed Excel on saving/opening files and even recover the previous saved/version of Excel in Windows 10/8/7 with reliable methods. If you are facing any one of the problems, just follow and find solutions here to perform Microsoft Excel 2016 recovery and get your lost Excel file back now.

Here in this page, EaseUS software will give you complete solutions for helping you effectively perform Microsoft Excel 2016 file recovery. If you accidentally deleted important excel file, lost Excel 2016 by mistake, Excel crashed on saving or opening files or even need to restore the previous version of saved Excel files in Windows 10/8/7, just follow offered methods here to get your lost Excel files back now:

Recover Excel 2016 with file recovery software
Recover deleted Excel 2016
Recover unsaved Excel 2016
Restore crashed Excel 2016 on saving/opening files
Recover previous or saved versions of Excel
If you need a quick and effective method to recover deleted, lost or unsaved Excel 2016 in Windows PC, the Quick Fix - a third-party file recovery software shall be your best choice.

Quick Fix: Recover Excel 2016 with file recovery software

Professional free file recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition supports you to effectively recover deleted, unsaved, crashed Excel file in Windows 10, 8 or 7 within 3 simple steps. 

Just free download, install this file recovery software and apply it for excel file recovery now:

Simple steps for Excel file recovery are as follows:

Step 1. Specify a location

Run EaseUS Data Recovery Software, firstly, you're asked to choose a location to start. Choose the drive X: or perhaps a specific folder on Desktop or somewhere else, and then click "Scan".

select the excel file location

Step 2. Scan data

During the scan, you'll see more and more data showing up very quickly in the "Deleted files" result. That's part of what the software has found and displayed.

scan excel files

Step 3. Preview and recover

To quickly find the Excel files in the massive data in the scan results, click on the "Filter" on the top area and choose "Documents". Or, search .xls or .xlsx in the Search box. Select the desired files and click "Recover".

select excel files and recover

If you prefer to manually restore lost Excel files in Windows PC, just follow solutions below to restore your Excels from different situations now.

Recover deleted Excel 2016

Usually, when you deleted Excel files on PC, two methods will be available to help.

Method 1. Recover deleted Excel 2016 from Recycle Bin

If you deleted or removed Excel files from Desktop or file folders in your PC, you can first try to undelete Recycle Bin to see if you can get the deleted Excel file back or not:

  • Open Recycle Bin and find deleted Excel 2016 files.
  • Right-click found Excel file and select Restore.
  • Then deleted Excel file will be restored back to the original location on your PC.

Method 2. Recover deleted Excel 2016 from Temp files

If you've emptied the Recycle Bin, you may also try to find deleted excel files from the .temp files in Windows PC:

1. Follow the temp file folder location on your PC and find the Excel temp files with .TMP extension:

  • For Windows 7 users:


  • For Windows 8/10 users:

2. Locate and find the temporary excel files begin with "$" or "~" and end with ".TMP", copy these files and save to another safe spot by changing the extension from


Recover unsaved Excel 2016

To restore unsaved Excel 2016 files in Windows 10/8/7, you may also follow either one methods below to get your problems solved:

Recover unsaved Excel 2016 with AutoRecovery

1. Open Office file or a new Excel document in Windows PC.

2. Click File > Tab Recent, check recent used Excel documents and find the exact one - unsaved Excel document.

Recover unsaved Excel 2016 from AutoRecovery.

3. Click Recover Unsaved Workbooks and then wait till the Excel document is retrieved.

Recover unsaved Excel 2016.

4. The Open dialog will pop up, open the exact lost Excel document and click Save As to save the document into a safe spot on PC.

Save unsaved Excel file to safe location on your PC.

Restore crashed Excel 2016 on saving/opening files

If your Excel files or Word documents crashed on saving or opening files, don't worry. Here below two methods will help you out and restore your crashed Excel 2016:

Method 1. Repair installation of Excel to restore crashed Excel 2016

1. Reboot Windows PC and right-click on the Start button, select Control Panel.
2. Click Programs and Settings, then find and click Office.
3. Right-click on Change, a repair option dialog will appear.
4. Select Quick Repair and open Excel to see if problems got fixed or not.
5. If not, select Online Repair and wait for the repair process to complete.
After this, you can open the crashed Excel file and it shall work by then.

Method 2. Restore crashed Excel by Open and Repair

1. On the File tab, click Open;
2. In Excel 2016, click on the location where the spreadsheet is loaded, and click Browse.
3. InOpen dialog, select the corrupted or crashed Excel file that you want to open.
4. Click the arrow next to the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.
5. If you want to recover as much of Excel data as possible, click Repair.
6. If you want to extract values and formulas from the Excel when an attempt to repair the Excel is not successful, click ExtractData.

Recover previous or saved versions of Excel

If you need to restore saved or get the previous version of Excel back, you can follow below tips and restore lost or saved Excel from the previous version now:

1. Create a new Excel file with the same name of your lost Excel file or find your present Excel file.
2. Right-click on the Excel file and select Properties.
3. Go to Previous Versions, find and select the latest version or the right version before Excel crashes, deleted or saved, click Restore.
Then you'll get Excel 2016 file restored from previous/saved versions.


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Frequently Asked Qusetions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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