How to recover files in excel 2016

July 22, 2022

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As a business owner, you need to keep track of all the important information that impacts your company. You need to have the ability to quickly access this information at any time. If you don't have a backup system in place, you may find yourself in a tough position if something were to happen and your files were lost or damaged.

If you use Excel as part of your day-to-day operations, then it's vital that you have an excellent backup solution in place so that you can recover lost files. What happens when something goes wrong? How would you get back on track without having access to your data? In this article, we'll be talking about the steps undertakeing to recover files in excel from a computer or a device.

How to recover files in excel

I'm sure many of you have lost some important files and want to recover them. The good news is that it's not really difficult to recover them. Below are the methods that could be used to recover lost files in excel.


How to recover files in excel by relaunching the software

If you've been working on an unsaved WPS excel file and it suddenly disappears, the best way to recover it is by relaunching the software. You will be given an option to choose whether or not you wish to recover the file and will be presented with a pop-up explaining that a program encountered an unexpected error.


How to recover files in excel using Local Backup

This method works best with versions 2016/2016/mac/online.

  1. In order torecover files in excel spreadsheets in WPS, you first need to an excel spreadsheet and click on the button on the top left corner.

  1. Now select the Auto backup option.

  1. Next, select the Local Backup option.

  1. After you selectthe Local Backup option you can see a list of all the files that you thought you had lost.

How to do backup manually

You can take advantage of cloud backup and backup your files manually to prevent losing them. Following are the steps that could be used to backup your files manually using cloud backup.

  1. We select cell range, and in the Text to Columns drop-down menu, click Smart Split Columns. We can preview it in real time with no loss of speed.

  1. Now click on the Auto backup option.

  1. Now click on the Cloud Backup option below the Local Backup option.

  1. Now click on the Choose files option to choose the files you want to backup. You can even backup a complete folder by clicking Choose folder option.

  1. Now select the file and click Open.

  1. The file will be uploaded on the cloud.

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