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Excel File Saved to Desktop but Not There

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  • Started 4 years ago by toddsgal
  • Latest reply from Xhi
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My boss saved an Excel document to his desktop. When he exited out of the document it wasn't on the desktop, but when he used the "attach" in Outlook it showed that it was on there.

Why would this happen...I believe it was saved as an Excel Workbook and not a Excel 97-2003 Workbook. He's running Windows Vista on a laptop, connected to a network (if that makes a difference??)

Thanks much!

Posted 4 years ago
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Are you sure he didn't open the spreadsheet within outlook and not detach is first, you could ask your boss to search the c drive and maybe network drives if they exist for the spreadsheet, once you know the name of it!

Posted 4 years ago
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It could also be that the icon was created under another icon or perhaps just off screen. Try going to the desktop and hitting the first letter of the document name. It will highlight icons beginning with that letter. keep hitting the letter to cycle through all the icons with that first letter to find it. Also try looking in the desktop folder via Windows Explorer to get a different view.

Posted 4 years ago

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