Autorecovered .xls files on C-Drive  


  1. Posts : 838
    Windows 10 x64
       #1

    Autorecovered .xls files on C-Drive


    I have a lot of 'Autorecovered' .xls and or .xlsb files on my C-Drive.
    They cover recent used Excel sheets.


    They read like:
    Filename%20Filename((Autorecovered-nnnbig nbrnnn)).xls

    Is it safe to delete those?

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 1,656
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #2

    Yes, if you dont need them.
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  3. Posts : 7,705
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    I would open them first before deleting
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  4. Posts : 15,978
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3448
       #4

    Autorecover files generally only get left behind if Excel or the file you're working on crash / are not closed normally.

    I suggest checking the main files before deleting anything in case you need to get into the autorecover ones to retrieve any data.

    Denis
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