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Old 04-22-2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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Microsoft Excel - anyone competent with...

...this program? I lost about 4-5 hours worth of work and I figure there's a way to retrieve it. Anyone?

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Old 04-22-2005, 02:50 PM   #2
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Did you save it once? Do youhave google desktop search?
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Old 04-22-2005, 03:55 PM   #3
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I did not save it once - I know, I know - no lectures PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

Going to go download google desktop search - what else should I know? Thanks miguzi!
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Old 04-22-2005, 04:04 PM   #4
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I have seen excel recovery programs online before. I do not really know anything about them, but it is worth a shot to google it. I hope you get your info back!!!
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Old 04-22-2005, 06:42 PM   #5
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KE check unnamed files, some of the microsoft programs automatically save, i have done the same thing and I have been on computers for over 27 years.
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I would goto the Windows 'search' feature and look the the file extension. It will pop up all the files of that flavor on your hard drive. Outside of that I cant think of anything.
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An option is to look under your recent documents. Here is the path to that area in your computer:

Navigate to cdrive/documents and settings/your folder (it should have your username on it)/My recent documents.

All documents that you recently edited or viewed should be there. But since you did not save it, unfortunately it might not be there. But it is worth looking. Good Luck!!
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Old 04-25-2005, 02:32 AM   #8
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How did yu lose the file? If it was DELETED it may be in the Trash Bin.
Here is a blurb from Excel Help:
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If the Microsoft Office or Office family program you are using is not responding, recover the program.
How?

On the Microsoft Windows Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office Application Recovery.
In the Application list, click the program or document that is not responding.
Do one of the following:
To attempt to recover the files you were working on, click Recover Application or Restart Application.
If you just want to close the program, and lose recent changes to the files, click End Application.
The error that caused the problem can be reported to Microsoft for use in improving future versions of the program. Click Report problem or Don't report problem.
Open the Office or Office family program.
Review the files listed in the Document Recovery task pane (task pane: A window within an Office application that provides commonly used commands. Its location and small size allow you to use these commands while still working on your files.), and decide which to keep.
How?

If a file has [Recovered] in the title it is usually a file that contains more recent changes than a file with [Original] in the title.

If you want to view what repairs were made to a file, point to the file in the Document Recovery task pane, click the arrow next to the file's name, and then click Show Repairs.
If you want to review the versions that were recovered, open all of the versions and save the best one.
For each file you want to keep, point to the file in the Document Recovery task pane, click the arrow next to the file's name, and then do one of the following:
To work with the file, click Open.
To save the file, click Save As, and then enter a name for the file. By default, the file is saved in the same folder as the original file. If you use the same name as the original file, the original is overwritten. When you see a message asking whether you want to replace the existing file (with the changes you made up to the last time you saved the file), click Yes.
When you have opened or saved all of the files you want to keep, click Close in the Document Recovery task pane.
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Hi, Kitchenelf, Do you have Tuneup Utilities 2004 Program? It has a place to recovery anything on it.?
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OPnce you have Desktop search installed and all of your pages indexed...jut search for a piece of text that was in it. It whouls be some wierd combo of letters and numbers with a "$" in front of it
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