On the File menu, click Info. If you are a Mac user and lost Excel files without saving, follow to this page for a detailed guide:. If you set it as 0, the recent folders are off. However, it's still a possible solution if all of your other attempts failed. The next time I logged onto the computer, I ventured to Google to see if I could find a fix for my Friday flub. The issue is familiar, yet the solution still eludes most.
I don't mean to preach :- but the aphorism is as valid today as it was 30 years ago. When you close a file normally the AutoRecovery file pertaining to it is automatically deleted, regardless of whether you say Yes or No to saving any changes. Thanks, Don I don't think this is easily achievable. The UnsavedFiles folder contains all unsaved files Office has created temporary backups for. Regards, Melon Chen TechNet Community Support Please mark the reply as an answer if you find it is helpful. By this I don't mean recent files but recent folders. Or maybe Word crashed or your laptop lost power before you remembered to save what you were working on.
You can quickly delete unwanted files by clicking the arrow next to the file name, and then clicking Delete. When I first installed Excel 2016 just a few weeks ago it was showing recent folders when doing a Save As. That also means that if you close the file without saving, the backup will not contain any recent changes. My Scenario: The Unsaved Excel File I downloaded an Excel spreadsheet from my bank, saving it to my computer only once, during the initial download. It also means that at least twice the amount of disk space is required because there will always be at least 2 copies of the file.
Select the file you need and then click Open. On the home menu, choose Smart Backup. You might just have to hunt around a bit for the actual commands. If autosaving every 10 minutes seems like too long an interval it does to us , bump that setting down to whatever you want. All I had was the original, unmodified file staring me in the face.
All selected files will be backed up quickly. Just to make sure something wasn't stuck, I changed it to 10. Where did the Recent Folders go and is there any way to get them back? How do I decide which files to save? Excel for Office 365 Word for Office 365 PowerPoint for Office 365 Excel 2019 Word 2019 PowerPoint 2019 Excel 2016 Word 2016 PowerPoint 2016 Excel 2013 Word 2013 PowerPoint 2013 Excel 2010 Word 2010 PowerPoint 2010 Excel 2007 Word 2007 PowerPoint 2007 Excel Starter 2010 Office 2007 Office 2010 Word Starter 2010 When Office app closes unexpectedly before you save your most recent changes, Document Recovery automatically opens the next time you open the Office app to help you get your file back. Hi, after installing Office 2016 in our Citrix environment our users found out that Recent Places are missing. If it does, then its a little painful as you'll have to edit the export from the populated folder export to match where you want to import it. How do I tell Excel to reconnect to this list? On the plus side, I do have a Time Capsule, but I could not find a temporary file there either. I don't discourage anyone from using the Always create backup option, but it should be noted that it has its down side as well.
I just closed it right away. Was a solution to this ever found? I have this exact same behavior. If you have a smart backup, you are able to even if it has been overwritten. After opening any file in the list, you can continue working in it, and you can close the Document Recovery pane when you have recovered all documents that you want to save. I need that saved-over document! Was a solution to this ever found? I'm afraid that if you never actually Saved the file it never was written to disk so there was nothing to be backed up by Time Machine or anything else. If you see multiple versions of the same file, you'll probably want to open the one with the most recent time because it will have the most recent changes. Possibly since then it's being interpreted as 0 folders.
We provide three reliable methods to restore overwritten Excel or Word documents. Your interface may look different and instructions may differ slightly from the below. In this case, the file has been saved over, so these software tools will not help locate a previous version. I use Microsoft Excel 2010. I would test that by opening and saving an Excel workbook to see if it gets added. Setting a short autorecover time ensures the least data loss with any potential screw-up such as this.
I will be accepting your comment as the answer. Further, it's always one ' save' behind, so if you go for an extended period without saving you're still going to lose a fair amount of work. If you see multiple files in the Available Files list on the Document Recovery pane and you're not sure which ones to save, the date and creation time of any automatically saved document appears under the document name, which may give you a clue about which file you want to recover. The inability to use Excel 2016 Save As Recent Folders in a Windows 10 environment has finally ended on our systems! You can restore overwritten Word documents from locating the temporary files or restoring from an automatically-saved Previous Version. Go to Previous Versions, find and select the latest version or the version you want back, click Restore.
We are also having the same problem with Office 2016. That way, you can open any of them by clicking its button even when the Open screen is not displayed in the Backstage view. If you click Close without reviewing all recovered files, you'll see an option to view them again later. I replaced a Word document on Desktop and saved the file. My AutoRecovery is set at 10 minutes, but this did not seem to create a 'permanent' temporary file.
I hope that this helps everyone else here with that issue. Do you mean the folders are missing there? You may also choose your own preferred location to store the backup image. Try Method 1 or 2 to get your replaced files restored now. This gets me back where I need to be. A few minutes ago I saw a message that Excel had to close and restart.