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Accidentially Closed Excel Without Saving Changes

#1 User is offline   blueagle99 

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:45 AM

A coworker came to me and said she accidentally closed excel (Office 2003) without saving the changes she had been working on all morning. Isn't there a way to retrieve that information and restore the changes?
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:17 AM

Most likely not. While Excel has the auto-save function, many in the business community run with it off, as it slows down your work if it goes into save while you are trying to alter a spreadsheet. This is intended more as a safety valve for power loss, but closing a file without saving also deletes the autosave file. This is something almost everyone who has worked with Excel experienced, the wrong click and a mornings work gone. I have been there, have the coffe mug, T-shirt and key-chain.
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:56 AM

View Postrgreen4, on 09 February 2009 - 10:17 AM, said:

Most likely not. While Excel has the auto-save function, many in the business community run with it off, as it slows down your work if it goes into save while you are trying to alter a spreadsheet. This is intended more as a safety valve for power loss, but closing a file without saving also deletes the autosave file. This is something almost everyone who has worked with Excel experienced, the wrong click and a mornings work gone. I have been there, have the coffe mug, T-shirt and key-chain.




Ya i know that excel has save option. Many people use it.
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#4 User is offline   sirjeep 

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:27 AM

Tools>Options...Save and note the autosave location, go

to that location and rename the file you find there with an extension of

..xls (It will have none by default). This is your file and will now open in

excel.


http://www.eggheadca...ost24892240.asp
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