Missing Excel file that was renamed & saved

plonkak

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Oct 6, 2012
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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!
 

waynep

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Dec 31, 2009
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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!
Have you tried searching for it with Spotlight using the new name you gave it?
 

chown33

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