Excel document back dated to former date when computer failed.

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How can I retrieve current Excel document that had been updated? Have been have issue with this computer and it will shut down and not open back up. HP has worked on it but today excel document was backd

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This can be done using the Windows operating system.

Open Windows File Explorer
Navigate to your C Drive
Click in the search box at the top right, this will activate the Search Ribbon Tab
On that Ribbon, click 'Date Modified', then choose an appropriate option

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How to check who last modified a file in Windows?

To know who viewed or modified a file, it is mandatory to have auditing enabled in the object that you wish to monitor, and also the server in which it is located.

Step 1- Enable auditing at server level

  1. Start → Administrative tools → Local security policy snap-in
  2. Expand Local policy → Audit policy
  3. Go to Audit object access
  4. Select Success/Failure (as needed).
  5. Confirm your selections and click ok.

Step 2 - Enable auditing at object level

  1. Navigate Windows Explorer to the file you want to monitor.
  2. Right click on the target folder/file and select Properties.
  3. Security → Advanced.
  4. Select the auditing tab.
  5. Click the ADD button.
  6. Choose the users or groups you want to give audit permissions to.
  7. In the Auditing Entry dialog box, select the types of access you want to audit. You have to select Success events separately from Failure events. Click OK when you are done.
  8. Verify your selections and click APPLY.


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