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Excel Guide

How to Uncover Numerous Rows in Excel Conveniently

If you've hidden rows in Excel and need to reveal multiple rows, you're aware of the frustration it brings. The process is time-consuming, prone to errors, and can disrupt your spreadsheet. Fortunately, there's an efficient way to unhide multiple rows in Excel, and this article will guide you through the process.

Method 1: Unhiding Multiple Rows Manually

For a small number of rows, manual unhiding is a straightforward yet time-consuming process. To manually unhide rows:

  • Select the row above the first hidden row.
  • Right-click the row number and choose "Unhide."
  • Repeat for each row you want to reveal.

Method 2: Using the Find and Replace Tool to Unhide Rows

The Find and Replace tool is a faster alternative for unhiding multiple rows. To use this method:

  • Open the Find and Replace dialog box (CTRL+F or "Home" tab > "Editing" group).
  • In the "Find what" field, type "hidden."
  • Leave the "Replace with" field blank.
  • Click "Replace All" and confirm the action.

Method 3: Utilizing a Macro to Unhide Rows

For the quickest unhiding process, a macro is effective but requires understanding of macro usage. To unhide rows with a macro:

  • Open the Visual Basic Editor (ALT+F11 or "Developer" tab > "Code" group).
  • Insert a module and paste the provided code.
  • Run the macro by pressing F5.

Method 4: Employing a Third-Party Add-In to Unhide Rows

For a user-friendly alternative, a third-party add-in like "Unhide Multiple Rows" can simplify the process. To use the add-in:

  • Download and install the add-in from the Excel Add-ins website.
  • Open Excel and access the add-in from the "Add-ins" tab.
  • Select the rows and sheets to unhide, then click "OK."


Various methods are available to unhide multiple rows in Excel, catering to different quantities and user comfort levels. Whether manual, via Find and Replace, macros, or using an add-in, you can efficiently reveal multiple rows in Excel.