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    • CommentAuthorJackR32
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2018
     
    Imagine that you have been working on a very important Excel file for some hours, creating a very complicated graph, and then… oops! You accidentally closed a file without saving. That is frustrating, but don't worry - you can easily recover unsaved excel file on Mac.

    Microsoft provides us with AutoSave and AutoRecover features in Office. If they are enabled, it won't be a problem for you to recover unsaved files and restore previous versions in Excel 2016 - 2011.

    Excel AutoSave is a tool that automatically saves a new document every seconds that you've just created, but haven't saved yet. It helps you not to lose important data in case of a computer crash or power failure.

    Excel AutoRecover helps you retrieve unsaved files after an accidental closure or crash. It allows you to restore to the last saved version which displays in the Document Recovery pane when you start Excel next time.

    So if you have configured the features, then you can recover unsaved excel files by going to the path in Finder:

    For Office 2016:

    /Users//Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Excel/Data/Library/Preferences/AutoRecovery

    For Office 2011 and 2008:

    /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/Office X AutoRecovery ((X stands for Office version)
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