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How to Perform Excel Recovery after Computer Crash

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Aug 04, 2023 • Filed to: Recover Files • Proven solutions

In the given article, we take up the issue of saving our Excel workbooks from unforeseen computer crashes. As we all know, computer crashing randomly can be frustrating, and therefore, it is important to have a mechanism in place that can help you save your Excel files before things get out of control. As we discuss the "Computer Crash Recovery Excel" aspect of troubleshooting, we ponder upon all the techniques that can come in handy if one is looking to save their crucial charts and statistical data. For the ones who are looking for solutions to the problem of computer crashing randomly in Windows 10, you can check out other articles in this category on our website.

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In the following sections, we are going to see how one can save their Excel files without having to worry about the computer getting crashed and accomplishing the "computer crash recovery Excel" process.

Excel AutoSave and Auto-Recover:

For the users working on Microsoft Excel, the program offers features such as Auto-Save and Auto-Recover. However, not many users have sufficient knowledge about the features that must be enabled within the program. Please note that these features are inbuilt in all the MS-Excel variants released in and after 2010.

Let us understand how the Excel Auto-Save tool works. This tool automatically saves every new document that you create, but haven't saved yet. This feature is particularly helpful if one is working on a desktop or with an external peripheral and there are chances of a computer crash or power failure.

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On the other hand, the Excel Auto-Recover function is instrumental in helping users regain their unsaved files after an accidental closure or crash. This feature helps you restore the last saved version of your Excel workbook, which is also displayed in the "Document Recovery" pane when you reboot your MS-Excel.

One must understand that the Auto-Recover feature only functions on the Excel files that have been saved, and saved at least once. The document must be saved before the crash occurs, else the document recovery pane would never show up in Excel.

However, users not familiar with the technicalities of these functions shouldn't worry much as they have been turned "On" by default within the program, and users have the provision to manually turn it on in case it isn't.

Configuring Auto-Save Settings in MS-Excel:

In the following section, we shall understand how users can configure the auto-save settings in MS-Excel.

Please note that by default the auto-recover feature is set to save the changes made to your workbook every 10 minutes. However, users are free to increase or decrease the interval as per their choice. One can also look to change or modify the "Auto-Recover" file location and specify the locations of "Auto-Recover".

Working on the "Computer Crash Recovery Excel" process;

In the following section, we learn how to restore an Excel file that was not saved. This is a fairly simple process and requires you to seek guidance from the shots attached.

After the "Open" dialog box appears, all you have to do is select the necessary file and choose "Open".

Recovering Overwritten Excel Files:

If you are looking to recover the overwritten Excel files, it has been made possible by the variants released in and after 2010 in MS-Excel. One can also recover different versions of their documents which prove to be helpful. For the ones who keep getting confused within the changes they make to their documents, this feature is particularly helpful.

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Step 1. Make sure you still remember where your Excel file saved. Select the target location to start scanning lost Excel files.

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Step 2. Recoverit will start an all-around scan. Usually, it will take a few minutes to finish the scanning. Sometimes, a few hours are required if many large-sized files are present.

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Working on the "computer Crash Recovery Excel" mode can be a tricky affair for the users who haven't gained a basic understanding of how the functionality works. However, with the troubleshooting techniques in place and other data recovery options, the "computer Crash Recovery Excel' process can be accomplished.

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