May 03 2019 02:44 PM
May 03 2019 02:44 PM
I am not able to see columns F and G. There is no double line showing as it would if the columns were hidden but I did try to unhide them with no success.
Can anyone suggest how to resolve this?
May 04 2019 03:37 AM
May 04 2019 03:51 AM
@Rich99 , it's the same. When you hide the column the only what Excel does is set the width of such column to zero. Two vertical lines shall indicate such column, was it hide or manually set to zero width. Unhide shall work in both cases. However, sometimes doesn't.
I'd try to select columns from E to H and set column width to any reasonable one, e.g. 8 (Home->Format->Column Width)
May 04 2019 03:58 AM
@Rich99 , you are right, I didn't catch your idea. If column width is 0.1 it's practically invisible and at the same time not hidden.
May 04 2019 05:36 AM
@Sergei BaklanI tried selecting the columns around the missing ones and setting the column width to 15 and it didn't work.
This is a banking file and I was reluctant to go the "undo" route because I was afraid of losing data but I finally did try it and after several udos the columns reappeared.
I'd still like to know what happened in case it happens again.
Thanks for everyone's input.
May 04 2019 05:51 AM
@Neilphi , it's hard to say what it was exactly without sample file. As a comment, if you are not sure in operations better to do the copy of your file and test on it.
Anyway, glad to know you resolved the issue.
Sep 11 2019 05:03 AM
Jun 06 2020 12:49 PM
i have experienced this issue before .
unhidden Columns but still disappeared !
This is due to Freeze option :
in order to solve the issue : first unfreeze the sheet.
waiting for your reply.
Nov 04 2020 07:50 PM
This worked for me.
I needed to select the column using arrow keys or name field.
The columns width was set to ("") which gave it no size even after hiding/unhiding.
Changing the size to 30 units after following your instruction resolved the issue for me.
Jul 07 2021 07:24 AM
I had a similar issue where I could not see columns A & B. The unhide, ungroup, column formatting and width adjustments did not appear to work for me.
I fixed the error by unfreezing columns and rows in the view tab. This brought the columns back to view and I could access all data and expected functionality. When freezing columns and rows again, the error did not continue.
Oct 20 2021 11:37 AM
@amymac90 I have the same issue right now, that's how I found this page. I was missing E and F. so after a while of trying to hide/unhide and other things, I used the drag bar at the bottom to go to the end of the chart at the right to see if the columns were somehow moved to the end (after column AD). They were not there, but when it dragged it all the way back to column A, E&F were there. It just so happens that someone FROZE columns A,B,C, and D, so when you drag the table those stay on the left side. And whoever used the document last left E & F hidden behind A,B,C,D.
Oct 20 2021 12:08 PM
Thanks for the info. I resolved my problem some time ago but I don't remember how so I will keep this information for the next time.