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Member Since: Jan 25, 2012
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, UK
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Originally Posted by chscag View Post
It's likely you lost your work. To prevent that from happening again, open the Office preferences and select "always make a backup". Also, set your auto backup to a short interval, around 10 minutes.
I sure did lose the file. Auto backup is set at 5 minutes and I'd been working on the file for much longer than that - and saved whilst I was working - but there is no auto recovery file.

This was a serious failure which just destroyed the file. Fortunately I'm at home now, with double backup (Time Machine and Carbon Copy Cloner on separate HDD's).
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