Lost a worksheet


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A faculty member at the university I work at has lost a very important Excel
workbook and I don't know what happened.

From what she said, she was entering data in her worksheet and somehow
turned on the FilterKeys. She didn't realize that was on, so she kept typing.
She said that her program did a few funny things and then closed. When she
tried to open her workbook back up, it gave her a message like "This file
already exists. Would you like to overwrite(?) it." I'm not sure about the
overwrite part. But, she told it no. Excel then just closed down. So, she
tried to open the file again and then said yes. The file opened that time,
but the workbook was blank and her data was gone.

I've gone through everything I can think of. There are no columns, rows or
cells hidden. There's no filter turned on. I checked the AutoSave file and
that is blank as well. I even looked for the file that has the ~ on it and
it's not there. The file wasn't backed up and it was saved on her hard drive,
so it's not even backed up on our server.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how or if she can get this file back?
I'm pretty sure that when she told it yes that she lost her data, but there's
also a lot I don't know about Excel. I'm hoping someone can give me some
positive info and maybe she can get her data back.

Thanks for any suggestions you can offer!
 
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Sounds like you've covered everything. Check through the history of what
files have been opened, or should I say saved! I seem to recall that there
is some sort of network utility that you can use to get the data back but
can't remember what it is or how it works. Sorry. Keep trying and good luck!
 

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