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Autorecover not saving file in Excel XP

By kelleyc ·
Here is my problem on one of our computers we have Office XP installed. The client is using excel with the auto-recover set to save every 2 minutes, and its not working. Here is what I have tried. I reinstalled office, rechecked the settings many times, I have disabled all power saving settings, and I?m getting the same error every time? it just does not save. Well someone please help, Thank You.

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by TheChas In reply to Autorecover not saving fi ...

What do you mean by it doesn't save?

And, what error are you getting?

The autosave function does NOT save the spreadsheet to the file.
Autosave saves an image of all open spreadsheets that have changed since the last autosave as a temporary back up file.
This file is usually stored in the program folder.
Further, this file is deleted when you exit Excel in a normal manner.

If the spreadsheet has not changed, autosave does not perform a save.

Chas

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Poster rated this answer. very helpful.
Thanks a lot that info helped. I?m sorry that I was not too clear on my info but some of it was second-hand. We were under the assumption that the program will auto-save and keep the info stored on a backup all the time, not temperately, and that it will save even without changes made.

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