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How to go back to previous save version in Excel?

In some times, we may accidently close the workbook without saving, so how can we go back to the previous saved version while opening it next time in Excel? In this article, I introduce some tricks that may do a favor for solving this job.

Go back to previous save version with Recover function

Go back to previous version with Kutools for Excel’s Snapshotgood idea3


Go back to previous save version with Recover function


In Excel, if you do not save the workbook but accidently close it, you can use the Recover function to go back to the previous saved version.

Enable the Excel, then you can see the Document Recovery pane in the left of the Excel workbook, click at the version you want to recover from the pane, then it will open the relative workbook with last saved version.
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Go back to previous version with Kutools for Excel’s Snapshot

Sometimes, it will save your time by taking a snapshot of the current workbook for backing up a temporal copy of it in your Excel, if you need to go back to the previous version of your current workbook while editing the workbook. Kutools for Excel's Track Snap feature can help you temporally backup the workbook at any time and recover your workbook to any backup versions with one click in Excel.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. click Kutools > Snap > Track Snap to take a snapshot of the current version of the active workbook.
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2. Then a Kutools for Excel dialog to give the snap a name.
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3. click Ok. Then before you closing or saving the workbook, you can go back to any version you have taken snap in the snap list with a click.
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