|Are you manually changing the extension to .doc & .xls or are you using the drop down list? |
No I am not changing them. I use the drop down list.
Have you tried saving as the default format .docx, or .xlsx to see if that works?
Yes I had both types. .doc and .docs, .xls and .xslx.
Have you tried saving to a different directory?
Other than "My Documents"----no I have not.
You could also try doing this:
Go to your "My Documents" directory and while sitting in the directory, open a new instance of Excel from the Start-Programs menu, then simply save a blank Excel sheet with the default name and immediately switch over to the "My Documents" and see if it is actually being saved, even for an instant. You could probably reduce the size of the Excel sheet so you can view the "My Documents" folder and see what occurs.
They are actually being saved. Some had been there since Dec 2008. I did your suggestion and it saves it to "My Documents". But I still can't find the auto save file to check to see if they are being saved to there.
Have you run your antivirus software to see if you have any nasties? Also your antimalware software, like Malwarebytes?
have Malwarebytes installed and running on my computer and AVAST antivirus. This is the second time that this has happened. First time the recent ones had been backed up. This time the recent ones were not backed up.