How to unhide or show columns & rows in Excel?

In order to prevent affecting other cells in calculations or other works, sometimes we need to hide unwanted columns and rows. This article explains how to unhide or show all columns & rows in Excel.

arrow blue right bubble Show the hidden columns and rows one by one

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Step 1: Select the range containing the hidden column and rows, or press Ctrl + A to select the entire worksheet.

Step 2: Move to Home > Format > Hide/Unhide > Unhide Rows or Unhide columns. See screenshot:


Note: You cannot unhide all the rows and columns at a time but have to display them individually.

arrow blue right bubble Show the hidden columns and rows with Unhide All Ranges function of Kutools for Excel

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Excel does not support you with one option to unhide all the hidden columns and rows, but the third party Kutools for Excel does.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, apply Unhide All Ranges according to these steps:

KutoolsShow/Hide > Unhide All Ranges. See screenshot:


The following examples shows how the function works. We have hided 3, 4, 5 rows before, and then after clicking Unhide All Ranges, the hidden rows are displayed as normal.


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