No where could that folder be??

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Outlook Temp folder -Newbie and can't find it

I swear I posted this but it's not showing up.

New Mac user... I opened an excel file, did some work with it...saved it-not knowing it was saving in a folder called OUTLOOK TEMP FOLDER. Having of a ****ens of a time trying to find said folder and file..and really need my saved work. I tried using the spotlight-no go. Please please help
 

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Check ~/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/Outlook Temp/ (~ is short form for your home directory).
 

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Sorry about that bob....wasn't trying to cause confusion or problems...new to the whole forum thing ...thinking i've posted in one area when i've posted in another...
 
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Check ~/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/Outlook Temp/ (~ is short form for your home directory).

Ok found my way to the home directory...and then library/caches but /TemporaryItems/Outlook wasn't even in there :Grimmace:
 

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In Excel, go to File > Open Recent and mouse over (but do not click) the file. You should get a tooltip that will show you where the file is located.
 
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For grins I opened the same original unedited file...saved it again under outlook temp folder and it doesn't show up in the recent either
 
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Found the original file saved as /users/lniijjar/Library/Mail/V2/[email protected]@imap.mail.yahoo.com/INBOX.mbox/B59DEODB-FAE2-4FBB-8DA5-A7ABB1D10287/Data/4/Attachments/4045/2 I figured out where to type that in Finder...ugh..no luck
 

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Wait, are you using Outlook or Apple Mail? That last directory you provided is for Apple Mail. If it is Apple Mail, look in ~/Library/Mail Downloads.
 
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I'm using outlook but they are sync'd together....went and looked..there isn't a mail downloads folder after the Library directory... i'm so sorry this is such a pain in the butt..
 

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Well, according to this, the temp folder is cleared out when Outlook closes. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
 

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