on windows 8.1 had a problem with some figures i entered in error and saved but did not relise the error at the time on an excel doc. done system restore but it has not restored the excel doc it still shows the wrong figures i entered . Is there anyway togo back to an excel doc as it was a week ago please.
I think the answer to your question is 'no'. System restore only restores system files etc. to a former state - not user files like Word docs, Excel spreadsheets etc. This gives some additional insight.
"Is there anyway togo back to an excel doc as it was a week ago please."
That useful feature has been available for some time and is called "Previous Versions" in Windows 7. Apparently Windows 8 does things differently and I've not yet had any experience of it so have a read here. Good luck.
Ian, in Windows 7, System Restore also contains the previous versions for personal documents. It can be accessed via the "Previous Versions" tab for individual documents.
Thanks S-S. I didn't know that. But - I've just been to a Word document and an Excel spreadsheet, both of which have had several revisions - and both tell me "There are no previous versions of this file". Windows 7/Office 2010. What am I missing?
That's odd Ian as it should work. Is System Restore enabled, and if it is, was it enabled when you re-saved those documents? Have you perhaps used "Disk Cleanup" or another utility that has the ability to delete restore points?
S-S: yep, System Restore is turned on and has been ever since I got this PC a few years ago. Nope, haven't used any esoteric utilities either... Strange indeed. Oh well. What you've never had, you'll never miss.
Ian, because older restore points are constantly being deleted to make room for new ones, perhaps those containing the previous versions of your files were deleted. Just a guess really. You could always experiment with an Office file or photo to check it works.
Let's hope Sunny has more luck with Windows 8 and my previous suggestions. It worked for me when I tested it earlier.