After this, whenever you open excel after a crash, you will be able to see the files that can be autorecovered. Microsoft word's autorecover feature periodically saves your document while you're working in it, even if you forget to save it manually. If you close the document accidentally.
You can also keep the autorecover duration to the smallest to make sure every file is saved. Suppose you are working on a new document in excel and the program locks up unexpectedly.
How to recover unsaved excel files. Further in this article you'll find out how to recover new files that you've just created and the ones that you've already saved.
Make sure both save autorecover information every z minutes and keep the last autosaved version if i close without saving are checked. It allows you to restore to the last saved version which displays in the document recovery pane when you start excel next time. Excel autorecover helps you retrieve unsaved files after an accidental closure or crash. Imagine you had been working on a really important workbook for hours and the system crashes. Posted on april 6, 2016 by cobainbc15.
The file is not saved, and you just lost hours of work because you forget to hit the save button.