How to Unhide multiple columns at once in Excel

In this article, we will learn How to Unhide multiple columns at once in Excel.


Rows and Columns combine to make a sheet in excel. Sometimes we don't need to see the unrequired values in excel, so we hide the matching rows and columns. Hiding columns is easy, just select the column and right click to hide. But for rows it's different, rows can be hidden by two ways, first is the obvious above mentioned reason for columns and other is filtered rows using Sort & Filter columns. Learn How to unhide columns in excel

Hide & Unhide Option in Excel

First and most important thing when you unhide columns, you need to select the columns where the hidden columns make visible. There are two ways:


Go to Home tab > Format > Visibility (Hide & Unhide) > Unhide selected column


Right Click selected cells > Click Unhide to unhide columns

Example :

All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here we learn where to find the hide & unhide columns option in excel via some snapshots.

There are two ways you can hide or unhide cells in excel. First is by using the Format option in excel. Important part is choosing the columns where hidden columns exist.

Select the columns and follow further instruction below.

Go to Home tab > Format > Hide & Unhide > Unhide Columns to unhide columns. This will make hidden columns visible between the selected columns. Column range expands as result.

Alternate method

You can use one other way to perform the above task using mouse right click.

Select the columns and follow further instruction below.

Right click from mouse and select hide or unhide to make columns hide or unhide respectively.

Here are all the observational notes using the formula in Excel
Notes :

  1. Selecting columns is crucial and necessary as both options only make those columns visible, within selected columns.
  2. Filtering or manually, you can hide values in excel.

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