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I have auto recovery on my Excel program and I save my work several times a day. Tonight, I turned on the computer and it had shut down down for some apparent reason. When I pulled up my Excel program it only showed one auto recovery file form 8am this morning even though I worked/added onto my Excel sheet for several hours this afternoon.

Is there any way to recover my work I did this afternoon?

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several hours? you should learn how to press Ctrl+S from time to time – Aprillion Oct 13 '12 at 15:22

Possible, but it depends on what version you have and how the AutoRecovery options were set up.

  1. In Excel 2010 the location can be found by selecting File > Options > Save tab it is listed under Save workbooks.
  2. In 2007 its Office Button > Options > Save tab it is listed under Save workbooks.
  3. In 2003 its `Options > Tools > Auto recover file location'.

Here is more information about AutoRecovery.

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I am using Excel 2007 on windows vista, accidentally I over save my excel document after major changes and now want to restore it on previous version but I found nothing in the save workbooks path. – Fahadkalis Jul 23 '15 at 23:10

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