How To Find Hidden Sheets In Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a versatile tool that often hides a plethora of features beneath its simple interface. One such feature is the ability to hide sheets within your spreadsheet. This comes in handy when you want to keep certain data out of sight or streamline your workspace without deleting important information.

However, it can sometimes get tricky when you need to find these hidden sheets. Whether you didn’t know sheets were hidden or you’ve forgotten where they are, this blog post will guide you on how to uncover these hidden sheets. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Open your Google Sheets Document

Start by opening the Google Sheets document that contains the hidden sheets. You must have editing permissions for this document in order to access and unhide hidden sheets.

Step 2: Locate the Sheets Navigation Area

At the bottom of your Google Sheets interface, you’ll see a tab for each sheet in your spreadsheet. This is known as the sheets navigation area.

Step 3: Find the Hidden Sheets

Over to the left of the sheets navigation area, there’s a small icon that looks like four horizontal lines. This is the All sheets icon. Click on this icon to see a list of all the current sheets in your spreadsheet, visible and hidden.

Sheets that are hidden from view will appear in this list with a different icon next to them that looks like an eye with a slash through it. This is the Hidden sheet icon and it indicates that a sheet is currently hidden from view.

Step 4: Unhide the Sheets

To unhide a sheet, simply click on the name of the sheet in this list. The hidden sheet icon will disappear, and the sheet will become visible in your sheets navigation area.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully found and unhidden your hidden sheets in Google Sheets.

Scripting Option

If you frequently need to unhide sheets and want to automate this task, you can use Google Apps Script. Below is a simple script that will unhide all sheets in your spreadsheet:

function unhideAllSheets() {
  var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
  var sheets = ss.getSheets();
  for (var i = 0; i < sheets.length; i++) {

You can run this script by clicking on the play/run icon in the Google Apps Script editor. This will reveal any hidden sheets in your current active spreadsheet.

Finding hidden sheets in Google Sheets is pretty straightforward once you know where to look. Whether you choose to do it manually or through scripting, Google Sheets makes it easy to manage your data effectively.