Solved Need to recover lost Excel file!

Microsoft Office excel 2003
November 11, 2014 at 07:34:32
Specs: Windows 98
Hi guys,

I'm using Win98 and Microsoft Office 2003. I was working on an Excel spreadsheet and made stupid mistake, forgot to save it.

So, is there any way to recover that file?

Thanks.


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#1
November 11, 2014 at 07:53:19
See what others think but I don't feel at all optimistic.

In Word (and I assume Excel) there is an automatic regular backup - set at every 10 minutes by default. However this does not work if you close the document but only if the program crashes. In that situation you re-open Word and a panel appears on the left of the screen which gives you a recovery option. Try re-opening Excel and see if that panel appears (my guess is it won't).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
November 11, 2014 at 08:01:35
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Did you Name it before you lost it?
Did you at any time save the file with a name or was it still "Book 1"
If you did name it, then you may be able to recover some of your work,
if it was still unnamed, then I believe you have lost it.

If you gave it a name then:

Go into Excel
Tools
Options
Save
That should give you the location where the autorecover save file is.

Navigate to the location and see if you get lucky.
The location may be a Hidden folder so you may need to change your
system folder settings to allow you to see it.

To see hidden files:

Double-click on the My Computer.
Select: View menu
Click: Folder Options.
Select: View tab.
Scroll down until you see the Show all files radio button and select it.

Good luck.

Edit Added:

Might want to read this for some background on how Excel works:

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/81...


MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/

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