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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Lost changes to Excel email attachment

    Am using Excel 2007. I was updating a spreadsheet that was an attachment to an email in my Sent folder in MS outlook 2007. I was saving as I went along,& when I closed the spreadsheet, thinking it would change the attachment on the email, however the changes haven't been saved!!! Will there be a copy in a temporary folder anywhere????


    Thanks

    Wilf

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    The spreadsheet had to have been on the hard drive before ou mailed it out. Where would you normally save em? My Doc folder maybe?
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    Try a search for *.xl* files modified in the last week.

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    Thank you both for replying.

    I didn't explain myself too well. I have found it though.

    What I did was to go to select an email I had previously sent with an attachment from Sent Items in MS Outlook. Opened up the attachment & updated it over a period of a couple of hours, clicking the 'save' button as I went. Closed it ('yes' to save) intending to return to it. When I went to open it up later I selected the wrong email (I had sent the attachment to a number of people).....this is when I thought the changes hadn't been saved......have since found the correct one.................

    sorry for wasting your time..

    Thanks again

    Wilf

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    My general rule for all e-mail attachments that I want to modify (or keep for that matter) is to always save them to a location where I can find them again. If I am modifying them, I save the original that I keep unmodified, and work on a copy. This prevents data loss or confusion about where something is stored and whether it is in its original form.

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