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Excel Guide

How to Move a Row in Excel: Step-by-Step Guide

If you're working with Microsoft Excel and need to rearrange your data by moving rows, follow this step-by-step guide to learn how.

Step 1: Open Your Excel Spreadsheet

  • Open Microsoft Excel and either create a new spreadsheet or open an existing one.

Step 2: Select the Row You Want to Move

  • Click on the row number (on the left side of the screen) corresponding to the row you want to move. The entire row will be highlighted.

Step 3: Cut or Copy the Row

  • Right-click on the highlighted row number.
  • From the menu that appears, choose either "Cut" or "Copy."
  • If you choose "Cut," the row will be removed from its current location and placed in the clipboard.
  • If you choose "Copy," the row will be copied to the clipboard but remain in its current location.

Step 4: Paste the Row in Its New Location

  • Navigate to the row and location where you want to paste the row.
  • Right-click in the selected row and choose "Paste" from the menu.

Step 5: Save Your Spreadsheet

  • Save your changes by clicking the "File" menu and selecting "Save" or pressing Ctrl + S on your keyboard.


Moving a row in Excel is a straightforward process. By following these steps, you can efficiently rearrange rows within your spreadsheet. Always remember to save your changes to ensure that your modifications are preserved.