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I was working on an Microsoft Excel 2010 document when all of a sudden my computer either crashed or rebooted I'm not sure exactly all I know is when it finally turned back on my document last auto save was from one month ago and I lost everything in between. Is there any other recovery utility I could use, I don't understand why the autosave is so old. I do not have a system restore point.

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As a last resort you might check in C:\Users\\[YOUR_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel

Otherwise there is no possible way to recover a file that was never saved to a physical drive.

As for the future you might try this:

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Make sure the Save AutoRecover information every x minutes check box is selected.
  5. make sure the Keep the last autosaved version if I close without saving check box is selected in Excel.

Better yet hit Ctrl+S frequently and you won't have to rely on autosaves.

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