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Excel temp files: how to recover unsaved spreadsheets from Excel temporary files

In this article you will find out:

  • what are Excel temp (temporary) files
  • where does Excel save temp files for Windows 7/8/10
  • how to Recover Temporary Files in Excel 2010/2013/2016
  • How to print the gridlines.

And as a bonus, you will learn how to recover even lost and deleted Excel files with Excel Recovery.

Excel temp (temporary) files

In general, Excel temp files are a very useful thing if you have lost an unsaved Excel file. You can recover unsaved spreadsheets from Excel temporary files. You just need to know where the temporary Excel files are and how to recover temporary files for Excel 2016, 2013 and 2010.

This article will help you figure it out. Also, you will learn what to do if temporary files did not help you recover the files you need.

Where does Excel save temp files for Windows 7/8/10?

Microsoft Office will automatically save Excel files to a temporary folder on your PC every few minutes. This requires that you have AutoSave turned on in Office.

In this case, the location of temporary files will be by default in the following folders:

  • For Windows 8 or 7: C: \ Users \ Username \ AppData \ Local \ Microsoft \ Office \ UnsavedFiles
  • For Windows 10: C: \ Users \ AppData \ Local \ Microsoft \ Office \ UnsavedFiles

How to Recover Temporary Files in Excel 2010/2013/2016

In order to find and recover the temporary Excel file, you can go to the default temporary files folder (see above).

You can also recover Excel temporary files right in Excel:

  • Open Excel and click "File", then click "Open".
  • In the "Recent" tab, select the "Recover unsaved books" option in the lower left corner.
  • From the list, select the desired unsaved file and click "Open".
  • In the new pop-up window, click on "Save As" and select a destination.

You can now open your unsaved file and keep working.

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