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    Question File in Office Auto Recovery Not Visible
    I some how saved (i think) a Microsoft Office Excel file that I was working on to my Office 2011 AutoRecovery file folder. However I'm unable to navigate to the file an access it. When I go to my AutoRecovery file through finder, I do not see the file name in question listed. However, if I have a new excel document open and hit "save as" the AutoRecovery file is the default folder being shown and I can select the file in question, to save over. I'm hoping the file still exists.

    I have also tried searching the file name in Spotlight and it does not show up.

    Any help is appreciated. I would rather not have to recreate this spreadsheet.

    Thanks!

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    You're going to have to re-create the spreadsheet. The Microsoft Auto Recovery is next to useless. Unless you selected "Always make a backup" in your Office 2011 preferences, your file is gone.

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    That was my fear. I appreciate your response. Time to get to work recreating that doc....

    Thanks again.

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    And personally ALWAYS save XL spreadsheets on the desktop.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Go to the finder, on the menu click "Go", press the option key and "Library" should appear. Click it. Once in the library folder, Application support/Microsoft/Office/Office 2011 Autorecovery.

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    I think they ngot it as this is now going on four years old.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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