How To Unhide Sheets In Excel

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Unhiding sheets in Excel can be a tricky process, especially if you’re not familiar with the program. Excel allows users to hide their worksheets, making them invisible until they are unhidden. This can be useful for keeping cerain information hidden from other users or for organizing data. Knowing how to unhide sheets in Excel can save you a lot of time and frustration when working with your spreadsheets.

The fist thing to understand is that there are two types of hiding: normal hiding and very hidden hiding. Normal hiding makes the sheet visible in the Unhide Worksheet dialog box, while very hidden hiding completely hides the sheet from view. To unhide a sheet that has been normal hidden, you need to select it from within the Unhide Worksheet dialog box. To open this dialog box, simply click on the File tab at the top of your screen and then select Unhide from the drop-down list.

If your sheet has been very hidden, you will need to use an alternate method to make it visible again. One way to do this is by usng Custom Views. To do this, click on View at the top of your screen and then select Custom Views from the drop-down list. From here, click on Add and enter a name for your view where all of your sheets (or selected sheets) are visible. Finally, click OK and your hidden sheets should now appear onscreen!

You can also use the Ribbon option to unhide sheets in Excel as well. Simply select one or more worksheet tabs at the bottom of your file, click on Home at the top of your screen, select Format from wthin that menu bar, click Hide & Unhide and then select Unhide Sheet from that list. Selecting which sheet(s) you want to make visible will remove them from their invisible state!

Knowing how to unhide sheets in Excel can save you a lot of time and frustration when working with spreadsheets – understanding these tips will make sure that you never have an issue finding those lost worksheets again!

Unhiding Sheets in Excel

Excel won’t let you unhide sheets if they have been marked as very hidden. Very hidden sheets are different from regular hidden sheets in that they are not accessible through the Unhide dialog box, meaning you can’t view them or make any changes to them without usig VBA code. To unhide very hidden sheets, you will need to write some VBA code to make them visible again.

how to unhide sheets in excel

Viewing All Sheets in Excel

To show all sheets in Excel, you will need to open the Custom Views dialog box. To do this, navigate to the View tab and click on Custom Views. From there, click on Add and enter a name for your view. Once the Add View dialog box is open, you can select which sheets you wuld like to display. Once you have selected all of the sheets you want to display, click OK and the view will be saved with all of your selected sheets visible.

Unhiding Hidden Sheets

To unhide hidden sheets in Microsoft Excel, you can use the ribbon or the keyboard shortcut.

Using the Ribbon:
1. Select one or more worksheet tabs at the bottom of the Excel file.
2. Click the Home tab on the ribbon.
3. Select Format.
4. Click Hide & Unhide.
5. Select Unhide Sheet.
6. Click the sheet you want to unhide from the list that pops up.
7. Click OK to confirm your selection and unhide your sheet(s).

Using a Keyboard Shortcut:
1. Press and hold down both Ctrl + Shift keys on your keyboard whle simultaneously pressing the letter U on your keyboard (Ctrl + Shift + U) to unhide any hidden sheets in your workbook at once!


In conclusion, if you need to unhide sheets in Excel, you have a few options. You can use the Unhide dialog box, which is available if the workbook contains both hidden and very hidden sheets. You can also use the Custom View feature to quickly unhide all or selected sheets at once. Finally, you can use the Ribbon to individually select and unhide any sheet in the workbook. No matter which method you choose, it is easy to unhide any sheet in an Excel workbook.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.