finding an email file

November 26, 2011 at 12:11:43
Specs: Windows 2007
I was working on an excel project from my email I saved it and now I can't find it. I am not sure where to start to look for it or if it is gone and I have to start all over:(

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November 26, 2011 at 13:35:46
Excel usually saves files in the Documents (Windows 7 or Vista) or
the My Documents folder (Windows XP) under your user name on your hard drive.
So, the path of the default folder should be something like:


Look there first.

Also, you can check the location where your files are saved:

Click the MS Office Button, upper left corner.
Click Excel Option at the bottom
Click on the Save selection
You should see the Default File Location
and the AutoRecover File Location


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November 26, 2011 at 14:00:13
Also, if you know its name then use the computers search facility.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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November 26, 2011 at 15:02:47
"I was working on an excel project from my email"
If you opened an attached Excel file, edited it and then saved it, it should have been saved in a temp folder. The path to it depends on your operating system which you haven't revealed.
Open the attachment again, then save it, and this time look where it is saved.


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November 26, 2011 at 16:53:59
To clarify Nigel's response, open the file from your email and choose Save As.

This will open a dialog box that should show the path to the temp folder where your email app wants to save the file. Do not save the file, just note the path.

Once you know the path, you should be able to browse to it and open the file that you saved earlier.

Open it and then choose Save As and save it where you want.

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