Cannot locate files I know I have saved to my hard drive???

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Support' started by Paulw, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Paulw

    Paulw

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    I have saved some excel files to my PC's harddisk. I follow the file path to where the file is supposed to be located, but when I go to the location, it doesn't show up??
     
    Paulw, Oct 23, 2013
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    Trouble noob whisperer Moderator

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    Download and install this http://www.voidtools.com/
    It's called "Everything".
    Fire it up and do a search for
    *.xls
    and or
    *xlsx
    See what turns up and where they're located.
     
    Trouble, Oct 24, 2013
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    Aha. So you are also using that super little program!
     
    davehc, Oct 24, 2013
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    Are you uding Windows 8 or 8.1 ? If you're using 8.1 SkyDrive is set up to automatically store all documents on SkyDrive, not your pc. That's one of the first things I changed in 8.1. I don't need everything on SkyDrive, especially as I use Carbonite.
     
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    "SkyDrive is set up to automatically store all documents on SkyDrive, not your pc."

    Not exactly. Files created on Skydrive, will only be available there. Files created on your hard drive, will remain on the hard drive, but, if you are using skydrive, they will also be there - online.

    Microsoft:
    "The SkyDrive files you've saved or previously opened on your PC are automatically available offline on that PC. Any files you create on SkyDrive.com or another computer are online-only to save space on your PC."
     
    davehc, Oct 24, 2013
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