Recovering excel file temp files???

By frankyc76 ·
Does excel create temp files when opening files from a usb memory stick and can these be accessed after the usb stick is removed

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Office Temp Files

by TheChas In reply to Recovering excel file tem ...

"IF" you have automatic backup enabled, Office applications will make a timed backup of your work.

However, the file is stored on the local hard drive. Further, the file is erased when you exit Excel normally. It is only meant to help you recover from a software or system crash.


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by RDK55 In reply to Office Temp Files

Excel does not have a temporary backup function like Word does.

AutoSave in Excel will save your work automatically. The catch is it overwrites your original file.

Your only other option is to always save a backup copy of your work by doing the following (from Excel help)...

- On the File menu, click Save As.

- On the Tools menu, click General Options.

- Select the Always create backup check box.

- Click OK, and then click Save.

Hope this helps...

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