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Excell document is it retrievable

By lalopez ·
I did not save my excell document can it be retrieved after not saving it before closing it out.

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by mike In reply to Excell document is it ret ...

It's a long shot but go to your temp directory, to find out where it is type in
"temp" w/o quotes at the command line
browse that directory with excel and attempt to open the files that were around that date and time and maybe just maybe the tempfile that you were using is still there...
Good Skill
Mike

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by dmiles In reply to Excell document is it ret ...

Open Excel and click on File menu,at the bottom of the drop down list the document should be in the list,another thing to do is click on the start button and select documents.Hope this helps

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by techrep In reply to Excell document is it ret ...

first, it really IS a long shot - so long in fact, that it would be the third or fourth "gremlin-type" occurence that i have seen in eight years.
mike has the right idea, but I think he mis-typed the command to find the temp directory. I THINK what he meant to say was to type "set" at the command line to see where the temp directory is, but it is nearly always at C:\Windows\temp. look for a file that starts with ~$ - look for it also in the My Documents folder - in fact do a Find for it onthe whole hard drive. If you find that file (which i bet you won't - sorry), and it has the date and time of the oopsie, you might be lucky. If the oopsie was a rude shutdown (power outage, slipped and hit the off button, etc.) you are FAR more likely to find that file, and be able to recover it.
Second, soulrider gives us a valid tip-of-the-day, but if you haven't saved it, it won't be in that list. The problem with loooking for it in that list is that if you had saved an EARLIER version and that fiel is is the list, you will probably lose the other .05% of possibility that you can retreive the unsaved file.

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