This wasn’t supposed to happen — a file was to be saved, stored carefully within your computer; all numbers were to be preserved, reflections of the many efforts you had offered throughout the day. Everything was to be protected. Everything was to be secured.
And you stare, horrified, as the monitor goes blank. You exited too quickly from a program, forgot to press the precious save button. The document closed and claimed all of your hard work, sent it spiraling into the oblivion that’s tucked inside your hard-drive. Your spreadsheet is now… gone, and you want to cry.
No tears are needed, however.
Because Excel offers an automatic recovery option — and you can find what you thought to be lost.
Accidents happen. This is a sad truth, recognized by all who must rely on the fickle technology. Computers can fail you, stealing all patience with their miscalculations, the flickers of a screen. Data can be misplaced with astonishing ease; and this is why a recovery option is so vital.
With Excel, any information that is not manually saved is stored in the program automatically (typically for four days). Users can restart the software, search through the Backstage Viewer and retrieve their documents. These will be completely restored and able then to be protected as needed.
And this is essential for those who have the terrible tendency to forget to save. Excel ensures that this is no longer a worry, allowing all to maintain their data and avoid having to constantly revise ideas. It’s an invaluable function.
It is also one that must be activated, however. Do not assume that Excel will instantly recover information. The option must be chosen first. Be certain you engage it immediately, allowing yourself to be fully secure.
Once that is complete, though, there will be no fears of missing data or vanishing numbers. They will instead be kept within your computer and will wait for your return