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How do I delete old Excel files on my Mac?

May 23, 2015 at 15:33:18
Specs: Macintosh
I have an iMac OS 10.9.5 and Excel:mac 2011. Basic Excel tutorial is all create, create, create, but how does one delete what has been created?

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May 23, 2015 at 15:55:21
When you save a file, be it in Word or Excel, it gives you a default location where the file is saved. Unless you change that whenever you create and then save (using Save As) the file, it (the location where it will go) will be in the Save As dialogue box.

You simply go to that location, right click on the file (or folder if there is folder full of files you'd like to delete),, and select "move to trash".

So open Excel; create a new workbook, or open an existing one. On the menu bar at the top under File, click on "save as" - and then look at the information in the dialogue box to see where it it will be saved. Then via My Mac hard drive find that location?

Another way: if you know the name of at least one file, search for it, and that will gove the location of that, and any other files there as well.

And this MS article, whilst discussing various items about saving files in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, does tell you where to find the default settings for Saves, and how to change them. It's under Preferences for each App.

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May 23, 2015 at 19:29:04
Thank you, trvir. It's not working for me. I have to get away from this for a while--it's a long weekend here in the USA. I'll check in later on.

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