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How to select and delete every even rows in Excel?

In general, we usually select or delete every other rows, but if you want to select and delete every even rows such as the second row, the fourth row, the sixth row and so on, how can you select them? I believe that the following methods will help you.

Select and delete every even rows by help columns in Excel

Select and delete every even rows with Kutools for Excel


arrow blue right bubble Select and delete every even rows by help columns in Excel

In Excel, you need to create a help column first, and the apply Filter function.

1. Select a cell to type this formula =MOD(ROW(),2) into it, and press Enter button on the keyboard, and drag the auto fill handle to fill the range of the rows.

2. Select this formula column, and click Data > Filter, now a Filter button is added into the first row of the column. See screenshot:

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3. Then click this Filter button, and check 0 in the drop-down list, see screenshot:

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4. Click OK to close this drop-down list, and you can see only the first row and all even rows are filtered. Now you can select or delete all every even rows and except the first row. See screenshot:

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arrow blue right bubble Select and delete every even rows with Kutools for Excel

There is a very easy method to select and delete every even rows if you have Kutools for Excel installed. The Select Interval Rows & Columns feature can quickly help you select every even rows and delete them.

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1. Select the rows range from the second row to the end. See screenshot:

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2. Then click Kutools > Select Tools > Select Interval Rows & Columns. See screenshot:

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3. In the displayed dialog, check Rows and Select entire rows, and type 1 into Interval of and Rows text boxes. See screenshot:

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4. Click Ok, now you can see every even rows are selected. You can delete them by right clicking > Delete.

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Click here for more on Select Interval Rows & Columns feature of Kutools for Excel.


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