Excel question..

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  1. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    wife typed data over an existing excel spreadsheet and didn't save as, just hit save. any way to recover previous file with original data?
     
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  2. firemandivi

    firemandivi They drank my Tooters

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    Excel has no auto save and it you saved the file all your old data is gone. Sucks but it happens to everyone
     
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  3. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

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    Well, you could, now this is a stretch, check your temp folders.

    The locations would be different depending on OS, but let's say for XP:

    C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temp

    [user name] = YOUR USER NAME

    Just make sure you have your PC set to view hidden and system files...Check for dates and times and such. Like I said though, this is a HUGE stretch, but a start.

    That may help...good luck
     
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  4. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    "Excel question.."

    Answer: There is no spoon.
     
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  5. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Did you get that from "Clippy?" :p

    me: How do I set the margins? (Word)
    Clippy: The margins are the white space at the edge of the paper.
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  6. fyz

    fyz Chimp

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    Hi,

    I once found an Excel file recovery tool called Advanced Excel Repair very useful. It is a powerful tool to repair corrupt or damaged Excel files.

    Detailed information about Advanced Excel Repair can be found at http://www.datanumen.com/aer/

    And you can also download a free demo version at http://www.datanumen.com/aer/aer.exe

    Hope this will help...

    Alan
     
  7. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Just restore the file from your previous backup.

    You do have backups, right? :p