Missing Excel file that was renamed & saved

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

  1. plonkak macrumors newbie

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    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

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

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

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    You didn't do something wacky like name it something beginning with . (which renders the file invisible)?
     

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