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    • kelpie35
    • By kelpie35 22nd Sep 16, 3:13 PM
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    Help find lost file
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 3:13 PM
    Help find lost file 22nd Sep 16 at 3:13 PM
    Hi I am not very techie minded so I need some help urgently.

    Last night I closed down my lappie saving all my files.

    This morning when turning it on it said it was updating.

    When that had finished I tried to open my spreadsheet in office but it is all lost.

    Can someone please help me to restore it please

    I am using windows 8
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    • aerostar
    • By aerostar 22nd Sep 16, 7:14 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 7:14 PM
    Go here and download the appropriate version for your computer

    https://www.voidtools.com/

    When installed it makes a database of all the file names and locations - just put in all or part of the file name, and if it is on the hard disc it will show you. You can even use parts of the middle of the file name

    It is excellent and has saved a lot of time hunting for files.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 23rd Sep 16, 9:37 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 9:37 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 9:37 AM
    right click the file and click "restore previous versions" ..


    Anything there ?
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 23rd Sep 16, 9:51 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 9:51 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 9:51 AM
    Presumably you are trying to open it in Excel and again we presume that Excel will open. When it does, can you see a list of recent files? Is it there?
    • kelpie35
    • By kelpie35 23rd Sep 16, 10:35 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 10:35 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 10:35 AM
    It is coming up as corrupt and there was not a problem till it automatically updated yesterday.
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 23rd Sep 16, 8:12 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 8:12 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 8:12 PM
    There's a few search results here, which might help:
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=excel+autosave+location
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