Recover Excel Files on Mac OS X

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Excel File Recovery on Mac

“Hi, I’m using Lion version of Mac Operating System on my Mac machine from last one year. Since Apple released latest version of Mac OS X i.e. Mountain Lion, I have decided to upgrade my Mac OS to latest Mountain Lion version. However, while installing Mountain Lion on my Mac computer I have accidentally formatted Volume D, after formatting I’m regretting for that because I had some important Excel files resided in Volume D. Those Excel files are very much important for me, but I don’t know, how to get back those files? Is it possible to bring back Excel files after formatting?”

Yes, you can restore your vital Excel files from Mac computer with the help of Mac file recovery tools. Mac file restoration utilities are capable enough to get back Excel files after formatting a Mac Volume. But, prior to retrieval process don’t save any new data on Mac Volume which you have accidentally formatted to increase the chances of Excel file recovery.

Few situations where you might encounter loss of Excel file on Mac are listed below: -

  • While dealing with unwanted files you might accidentally delete important Excel files
  • Unintentional formatting of a Mac Volume will lead to deletion of essential Excel files present in that Volume
  • Severe virus infections to Mac Devices sometimes may cause deletion of not only Excel files but other data present in Mac
  • If there is unexpected power surge while working on Excel files, then it result in loss of vital Excel files from your Mac system
  • Other reasons for Excel file loss may include transfer errors, improper handling of Excel files, etc.

Retrieve Excel File on Mac

Remo File Recovery tool for Mac is an ideal to rescue your Excel files in various lost or deleted scenarios. This powerful tool includes fastest file recovery algorithms to get back lost or deleted Excel files on your Mac machines. It works with 100% success rate and highly compatible on all major versions of Mac Operating Systems like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion. You need to spend just a couple of minutes and follow few simple steps to retrieve Excel files from Mac by using this software. In addition to excel files, you can recover deleted XML files, Word documents, PowerPoint presentation files, images, videos, and other files with this tool.

Spell bounding features of Remo Recover for Mac software are: -

  • Excel Files created on various versions of MS Office can be retrieved.
  • Supports various Excel file types like .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb, .xltx, .xls, .xlt, etc.
  • Retains actual contents of Excel file and doesn’t makes any changes to original file.

Precautions: -

  • Enable “Time Machine” to take regular back up of your vital Excel files
  • Install good antivirus on your Mac machines to secure it from harmful virus infections
  • Perform recovery of lost or deleted Excel files as soon as possible to increase the chances of recovery
  • Don’t remove your external storage media abruptly while transferring vital Excel files from Mac computer
  • Avoid improper handling of essential Excel files like forceful shutdown of Mac system while working on Excel File


Steps to recover Excel Files on Mac using Remo Recover for Mac software: -

Step 1: Install and run Remo Recover for Mac software on your Mac machine and select "Recover Files" option from main screen.

Mac Excel Recovery Tool - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Then select either "Recover Deleted Files" or "Recover Lost Files" option to proceed with recovery process.

Mac Excel Recovery Tool - Select Suitable Option

Figure 2: Select Suitable Option

Step 3: After that select the Volume from where you want to retrieve Excel files and click "Next" to begin scanning process.

Mac Excel Recovery Tool - Select Volume

Figure 3: Select Volume

Step 4: Once scanning process is done you can view list of recovered Excel files in two types of views which are "File Type View" and "Data View".

Mac Excel Recovery Tool - Recovered Excel Files

Figure 4: Recovered Excel Files

Step 5: Finally you can save recovery session of recoverable Excel files to avoid rescanning of Volume in future.

Mac Excel Recovery Tool - Save Recovery Session

Figure 5: Save Recovery Session