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By it_padawan ·
An excel file seems to have disappeared from the folder that it was saved too. I checked to make sure it wasn't hidden and ran a search for it, but nothing. When a the user re-created the file and tried to save it he was told that the file already existed in the folder. Why would the file technically be there but not be displayed or show up in a search? Any thoughts?

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by diskaus In reply to Missing Excel File

I am unsure as to the way you checked to see that the file was not hidden ( not that it should be)Open windows explorer click view/folder options, click on the view tab, go through the list and check the item "show hidden files and folders" also it is handy to also check " display the full path in the title bar"
then search again and make sure you search hidden files.
Another thought is to make sure the file was not created under "personal xls" open excell and click on window and if the "unhide" is not greyed out click on it and select "personal xls" then click ok. (It is a long shot but it is something to rule out)good luck

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by cvictoriac In reply to

trying your steps but can find the show hidden files location. I worked all day on an excel file -- saved it several times and its just gone.

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by diskaus In reply to Missing Excel File

I am unsure as to the way you checked to see that the file was not hidden ( not that it should be)Open windows explorer click view/folder options, click on the view tab, go through the list and check the item "show hidden files and folders" also it is handy to also check " display the full path in the title bar"
then search again and make sure you search hidden files.
Another thought is to make sure the file was not created under "personal xls" open excell and click on window and if the "unhide" is not greyed out click on it and select "personal xls" then click ok. (It is a long shot but it is something to rule out)good luck

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