Tip 285 – Recover an unsaved Workbook

If you’re quick, you may not need to redo an entire spreadsheet you forgot to save. Open Excel, go to the File tab and select the Open menu. Scroll to the bottom of the Recent Workbooks list and click the “Recover Unsaved Workbooks” button. This will display a folder with any unsaved workbooks that haven’t yet been removed from your computer.
Note: You may need to turn on the “Keep the last AutoSaved version if I close without saving” and the “Save autorecover information every x minutes” options found in the Save tab in the Options menu.