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How to show or unhide the hidden workbooks in Excel?

Sometimes, you may hide some unwanted workbooks, but if you want to use them, how could you display them as soon as possible? This article explains how to unhide the hidden workbook windows in Excel step by step.

Unhide hidden workbooks in Excel one by one

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Quickly unhide all hidden worksheets or workbooks in bulk in Excel

As below screenshot shown, the Kutools for Excel's Unhide All Hidden Sheets utility and Unhide All Hidden Windows utility can help you quickly display all hidden worksheets or hidden workbook windows at the same time.

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Unhide the hidden workbooks in Excel one by one


1. In Excel, click the View tab, then click Unhide in the Window group. See screenshot:

2. If there is only one hidden workbook, after clicking the Unhide command, the hidden workbook will show up. If there are multiple hidden workbooks, you will find them all listing in the Unhide dialog box after clicking the Unhide button in step 1. Select the workbook and click the OK button to display it. See screenshot:

Note: If you want to display all hidden workbooks, you must repeat the above operations.


Quickly unhide all the hidden workbooks in Excel with Kutools for Excel

As Excel does not support you with one option to unhide all the hidden workbooks in bulk, you can try the Unhide All Windows utility of Kutools for Excel. With this utility, you can show all hidden windows at the same time quickly.

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Click Kutools > Show / Hide > Unhide All Hidden Windows, see screenshot:

Now all hidden workbook windows are displayed.

Note: The number displaying after the function indicates the total number of hidden workbooks in your Excel. If there is no hidden workbook, the function will turns gray and cannot be clicked.

Tip.If you want to have a free trial of this utility, please go to download the software freely first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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    ali · 1 years ago
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    Mitesh S. Modi · 5 years ago
    Sir,
    I want to unhide text in a cell of excel sheet of windows 2007 . The value of a cell is conditionally format
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    Tina · 5 years ago
    Thank you so much! I inadvertantly hide an important spreadsheet and did not know how to get it back!