Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2013 5:15 PM (in response to margb)
Brilliant post for a dim implementation!
Thanks margb! You saved the day
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2013 3:36 AM (in response to margb)
Heaps helpfull! I guess you gave me one more day in my life! Thanks a lot!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2013 1:39 PM (in response to msugogreen)
By any chance would you be a Michigan State supporter? That would really make my day!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2013 5:47 PM (in response to margb)
I have/had the same issue.
However, it was worse in my case: despite Powerpoint being set to AutoRecovery save every 10 minutes, I lost 2 hours of work as there was only a "PowerPoint Temp" with zero byte size. So, no recovery, neither automatically nor manually ...
I played with the AutoRecovery save settings (disabling and re-enabling it, setting it to 3 minutes). Now, the "PowerPoint Temp" actually does have content. However, I am still not really trusting the system without a proper AutoRecovery file..
1) Is it normal that I have only "Temp" files (no suffix), and not AutoRecovery files as I do have with Word and Excel? And, if this is not normal: is there any way to enable the AutoRecovery?
2) The only apps crashing on Mac are Word and PowerPoint, preferrably on the "paste" part of copy-and-paste. Is this Microsoft's revenge on Mac users?? (OK, this is not really a question)
3) Any known work-around to make Office of Mac 2011 run more stable and prevent such crashes?
2013 MPB with 8 GB, Latest Mac OS X (10.8.4), latest PowerPoint (14.3.7), all updates installed.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2013 8:41 AM (in response to margb)
I was incredibly excited when I saw this post as I restarted my computer yesterday and when it came back on, it had deleted my saved dissertation. The file is nowhere to be found. I did all of these steps and it is still not there. When I get to the last step of clicking on Office 2011 Autorecovery, there is nothing in the folder. Does anyone have any ideas of why this might be?!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2013 7:30 PM (in response to margb)
Hi - after losing files before, I moved the autosave to a more convenient location ... but last week after updating Office 2011 to the latest version I started having problems with "identities" every time I opened Word, Excel or PowerPoint. I think - but I'm not sure - that also impacted on my autosaves, because when Word did crash on me last week, the autosaved document was 3 hours old, despite having been set to a 5 minute back-up. At 11pm, that's not funny ...
.. but then:
1. I used the tip here: http://www.mikesel.info/show-hidden-files-mac-os-x-10-7-lion/
for showing hidden files
2. I went to Finder to look at "Files created in the last 7 days". And there it was, a Word file ending in ".asd" that was 5 minutes old
3. Opened it in Word, and re-saved with a new name (the "file format" is blank, so you need to manually select .docx or .doc etc)
Word has crashed almost daily on me with this particular document I've been working on, but each time I've recovered everything except the last few minutes.
(I've tried to see if this works on PowerPoint, but I can't get it to create the .asd file.)
PS. On the Micosoft Office identities issue, I tried following various tips for rebuilding them, which all failed. Eventually I used the "as a last resport" (final paragraph here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2360509 ) and dragged the identities folder to the Trash. Since then, I've no "identities" problems either
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 9:11 PM (in response to margb)
OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU. YOU SAVED MY LIFE, THANK YOU SO MUCH
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 12:30 PM (in response to margb)
I thought I'd lost three days of REPEATEDLY SAVED work. Thank you for this post. I did exactly the same thing your husband did. Saved my work, restarted my computer trying to solve a different problem caused by Mountain Lion, and lost three days of work. THANK YOU!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2013 8:58 AM (in response to margb)
You saved my life today. I spent hours working on an algebra excel lab, and thought I lost all of my changes. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to margb)
I had finished writing my Personal Statement for uni application which took a very long time. However when I couldn't find the file later I was terrified I lost it all. Thank you so much, this really saved my life.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2013 1:12 AM (in response to margb)
The library folder dosen´t appear when i puch "GO"
What i need to do?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2013 1:17 AM (in response to margb)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2013 12:15 PM (in response to margb)
This helped so much at work, thanks very much!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2013 6:39 PM (in response to margb)
Thank you for your helpful information,You saved my files.