Excel missing!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Vincisomething, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Vincisomething macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2014
    And I am completely positive that I did not move it to the trash. I even searched the whole Mac. It's just gone. Any answers on how to get it back?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Use the installer you used to install it and reinstall it. It is either on the optical disc you have for the MS Office suite or if you used to download the installer from Microsoft, then use that. If you do not have that anymore, contact Microsoft.
  3. p3ntyne macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2014
    Sydney, Australia
    It shouldn't matter if it is gone since you can download trial versions from Microsoft and various other sources. Once you install just excel from the installer, you will be able to input a product key.
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Excel is installed in the Microsoft Office folder within your Applications folder. For it to have disappeared from your would, you or a friend would have moved it to the Trash and then emptied the Trash.

    When you said that you "search the whole Mac," it sounds like you did a visual search. Did you search for "Excel" using Spotlight?
  5. Vincisomething thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2014
    When I said "searched the whole Mac," I meant spotlight. Those two things are almost synonymous to me, sorry. No one except for my mom has used it. It was only about three times in the past and she only used the internet.
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Did you use Spotlight, or Finder? Performing a search in Finder gives you much more control and will many times yield search results that don't appear if you use the Spotlight search in the top right corner of the Menu Bar.
  7. Vincisomething thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2014

    Still missing Powerpoint, Entourage, and Word are still there, though.

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