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AutoSave with Excel

AutoSave with Excel

AutoSave with Excel

without getting into the embarrassing nitty-gritty of why I lose certain versions of my Excel work, overwriting files, etc., is it possible for AutoSave to:

1) While I am working on Excel, using the main drive of my puter (:C), is it possible for AutoSave to save every 15 minutes ONLY to a secondary Drive:D (I don't want AutoSave on the version I am working on in Drive:C, I want to save it manually only at the end of my session)

2) Additionally, it would help a lot if the AutoSave version every 15 minutes to Drive:D was automatically saved under an appended file name.


DesignWkBk 03.19.14 was automatically saved as DesignWkBk 03.19.14_1 in the first 30 minutes, then DesignWkBk 03.19.14_2 in the following 30 minutes etc.

This would result in large number of files saved in the secondary drive, but is a huge 7200 rpm disk drive, while my primary drive :C is a very small SSD drive.

Or would you recommend getting software or an external drive with proprietary back-up software (if any exists)?

Finally, I am not interested in online backup or cloud computing methods. I have attempted both and they significantly slow down my computer, and my residential ISP provider (TV and internet by cable box) is prone to interruption of service, which I absolutely can't tolerate when I am doing billable work (I work at home intensely for 5 hrs doing billable and 3 hrs dabbling here on Eng-Tips and improving my Excel each day)

RE: AutoSave with Excel

Possible? Maybe.

Easy? No.

What is it that you are trying to accomplish (or prevent)?

RE: AutoSave with Excel

I am trying to prevent my inherent confusion while saving versions. I sometimes accidently overwrite files, etc occasionally, both in my "real" projects, and my many versions of excel in which I am improving functionality.

Admittedly I am not well enough organized, I am constantly swapping from desk PC to laptop using a thumbdrive.

Sometimes I save the wrong version, losing the latest version.

RE: AutoSave with Excel

I forgot to mention, I do a huge volume of tract and semi-custom homes where the base file for a standard house plan is modified, and subsequent homes can be another "tweak" of that particular modified version, or modify the original base file.

RE: AutoSave with Excel


It is what I need. I only looked at Carbonite briefly quite a while back, but didn't follow thru.

◾No unwanted “synchronization” that can overwrite your work.
◾Easily restore a previous version of a file.

◾Includes file comparison tool.

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