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options to recover deleted sheets within an excel file?

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what are the options to recover deleted sheets within an excel file? nothing in the recycle bin

excel file isnt in \AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel

autosave is set to 120 mins though it should have saved at least once...

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What version of Excel?

I don't recall deleted "worksheets" (tabs within a workbook) ever appearing in the recycle bin. They appear to only exist in memory and when deleted are gone from that instance in memory and then from the currently open XLS file once you click save. In other words, you could delete a worksheet and then close Excel WITHOUT saving the file and that deleted sheet would still exist if you reopen that XLS.

Once you save the XLS though, that sheet is gone for good, unless you have a lucky copy ( probably with a $ first character ) in the same folder from some special set of circumstances.

Search the entire HDD for the filename WITHOUT extension and WITHOUT the first character. Example: for Workbook.xls search for orkbook

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