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if I accidentally delete something on excel and save and close

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2 years ago#1
Is there any way to get it back?
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2 years ago#2
What do you mean by delete? Delete the file itself? Or.....
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2 years ago#3
Fade2black001 posted...
What do you mean by delete? Delete the file itself? Or.....


No I mean all the data on a particular sheet
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2 years ago#4
BignutzisBack posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
What do you mean by delete? Delete the file itself? Or.....


No I mean all the data on a particular sheet


It might be possible to UNDO it. If you didn't close out of Excel. Try to see if you can undo it. If not I think your screwed.

CTRL+Z is the shortcut to use the UNDO feature.
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2 years ago#5
Right click the file and check the previous versions tab.
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2 years ago#6
Rhyten posted...
Right click the file and check the previous versions tab.


My windows might be too old the properties only has 3 tabs general, Security, and summary
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2 years ago#7
Well it should be retrievable if you turn your computer off. I don't mean to shut it down completely but to pull the plug. That way, it will appear as if nothing happened. I used to do this when I was in high school but that was more than a decade ago. I used to accidentally delete a document or two and I just pull the plug whenever that happens.
2 years ago#8
It's possible if you haven't re-opened Excel again yet that it still saved a shadow copy of the previous version before you saved. It might appear as a hidden file (you'll need to set Windows to show hidden files), and will have a modified name. For example, if your file was named "BusinessData.xlsx," the shadow file might be named "~$sinessData.xlsx."

If you don't have that or can't find it, sorry, you're screwed... better NOT to save and exit after accidentally deleting large amounts of data. :P
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