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

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:

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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


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:

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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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Comments  

Permalink +1 shuaib
Thanks... its working
2014-01-23 08:27 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Shady Mohsen
Thanks a lot. Helpful :-)
2014-05-14 15:36 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Suganya Vijayanand
Thank you so much. Its Helpfull
2014-06-03 05:27 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Catriona Cerys
Awesome define by ms excel for Hide & Unhide Rows and columns. thanks for admin. dissertation help
2014-07-07 09:19 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Paul Luu
Hi, Is it possible to include a show / hide instruction as part of an IF statement? Ie make it so that if the response is YES, the show data in column D and E and if response is NO, then hide columns D and E.

Thanks,
2014-09-21 12:35 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Anusha Fernandes
I am not able to unmhide a FILES ROW IN MY SYSTEM
2015-02-07 11:33 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 bURHAN
Thank you.. helped me to much.
2015-08-14 06:44 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 bURHAN
Thanks helped me to much
2015-08-14 06:45 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 venkataprasad.reddi
Hidden columns and rows at a time open suggestion simple superb, thanks 2 u
2016-04-28 06:32 Reply Reply with quote Quote

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