How to find a missing Excel Spreadsheet

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Azzin, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    #1
    Hi gurus,

    A good friend of mine has somehow, somewhere lost an Excel spreadsheet.

    He says he's been manually saving it on the desktop as he goes, as he's paranoid about losing it, but somehow, lost it he has.

    It's a 3 tab spreadsheet, but the recent one he's after has a 4th (& final) tab, totalling all of the costs he's been entering since August.

    He's got a Time Capsule attached and I've been in there and looked at the S/S that was saved on Sunday night, but it still only has the 3 tabs. :confused:

    Is there a way in Mac OS (10.9.5 in this case) to search for the actual tab name (cost)?

    Anyway, I'm hoping someone here can suggest something that will help.

    All suggestions are welcome, thank you.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Spotlight search like contents like documents etc, but I don't know if it would pickup a tab name. Hit command-space to bring up Spotlight and search for the tab name and see if it comes up.
     
  3. Azzin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thank you, I'll give that a go in the morning.
     

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