Auto Save in Excel Spreadsheets

  Conny 00:28 AM 04 Feb 13
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When a document in Excel is 'Auto-Saved' is it stored on your own PC or does it go to a central server somewhere? Friend has a lot of sensitive data each month and is worried that auto-save sends it away from her PC to a central server where it may be 'hacked' by some unscrupulous person. Any help gratefully received.

  Forum Editor 01:19 AM 04 Feb 13
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"...worried that auto-save sends it away from her PC to a central server where it may be 'hacked' by some unscrupulous person."

Tell your friend to stop worrying - the file is auto-saved locally, there's no 'central server' involved.

  Conny 01:53 AM 06 Feb 13

Thanks FE. Sorry for the delay in getting back to this. Been very busy.

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