Working with large files in spreadsheet programs like Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel often requires some adjustments that often aren’t considered with smaller files. One such adjustment involves hiding unneeded worksheets.
But if you are hiding a worksheet rather than deleting it, then it’s usually because the sheet contains important or useful data that you might need to reference or edit later. Luckily it’s a fairly quick process to unhide a hidden worksheet in Google Sheets.
Our guide below is going to show you two different ways that you can unhide a worksheet tab in Google Sheets. Both methods are fairly similar in length, so you can use whichever option is most comfortable to you.
Method 1 – How to Unhide a Worksheet in Google Sheets from the Bottom of the Screen
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Firefox or Edge.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com and open the Sheets file containing the worksheet that you want to unhide.
Step 2: Click the button with four horizontal lines at the bottom of the window.
Step 3: Select the hidden worksheet that you want to unhide. Note that hidden worksheets are a slightly lighter color. I am unhiding Sheet2 in the picture below.
The next section will show you how to unhide a worksheet in Google Sheets from the menu at the top of the window.
Method 2 – How to Unhide a Worksheet from the View Menu in Google Sheets
As with the previous section, these steps are performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome browser.
Step 1: Sign into Google Drive and open the Sheets file you wish to modify.
Step 2: Click the View tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Select the Hidden sheets option, then click on the hidden worksheet that you want to unhide.
Find out how to freeze a row in Google Sheets if you would like to be able to see a row, or a couple of rows, at the top of the screen even when those rows should be hidden as you scroll down the sheet.
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