Excel File - Where'd it go?

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  1. FelicityW macrumors regular

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    1. I received an excel file via email.
    2. I opened it, worked on it extensively, saved it under another name.
    3. I worked on it more, spanning several days.
    4. It wasn't behaving 100% (scroll didn't work consistently), so I saved it as yet another name and closed it.
    5. It is gone. No sign of it anywhere.
    6. I am trying very hard not to freak out and have judiciously avoided using '!'s even if that is what I am thinking.
    7. I think/hope where it saved it to is the key, because I did a 'Save As' and only paid attention to the file name.
    Thoughts?

    I am on a 2013 MBP with 16GB RAM.
    I am running Yosemite 10.10.1
    Excel 2011 14.6.6

    I have checked downloads, Finder, Excel recent and beyond, My Files, Desktop, My Documents.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Did you use spotlight to try to find it within the Finder?
     
  3. FelicityW thread starter macrumors regular

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    Happy Day

    A link to a couple of forum-suggested posts led me to 'Find Any File' on the App Store. I thought about the price for about a minute, but I knew the file had to be there, so I bought the app. Sure enough, it found it. Well worth the cost.

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    Yes. I find Spotlight to be pretty lame. This guy explains it well: http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/

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    BTW, the file was located in Microsoft Office Auto Recovery folder. I don't know why that is a folder that other search functions do not look in.
     
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    In Excel, open the file from the "Recently opened" menu. Hold down the command button and right click the header of the window, and select the folder the file is saved in.
     

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