Missing Excel file that was renamed & saved

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by plonkak, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. plonkak macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2012
    I have a Macbook pro. I made a lot of changes to a document that was technically still in an email. I did however save it and rename it. Then it vanished. This is the second time this has happened to me (once in Microsoft Word and now in Excel) since I upgraded to Microsoft 2011 suite. I was reading somewhere that they are still there but in some invisible place. I've tried looking it up everywhere including though my spotlight, trash, mail downloads, etc. I DEFINITELY renamed it and I DEFINITELY saved it. Any ideas where the heck is actually went? Thanks!
  2. waynep macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2009
    Have you tried searching for it with Spotlight using the new name you gave it?
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    descending into the Maelström
    Under Excel's File menu, find the Open Recent item. See if the saved document is listed there.
  4. frankblundt macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    You didn't do something wacky like name it something beginning with . (which renders the file invisible)?

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