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SharePoint 2013 on premise is not always saving changes in Excel to the point that some colleagues are losing hours of work. Why does this keep happening?

May I add, that the drafts can be see in Office Upload Center, but even these drafts do not have the latest changes. Please guide me.

  • As a side note, they should use auto-save in Excel and set it to save e.g. every 15 minutes, then they won't lose hours of work. There's no excuse for them being lazy and not using auto-save. – Tally Jul 22 '19 at 10:20
  • please explain how to set autosave up for excel in sharepoint on premise – Saz Mifsud Jul 22 '19 at 10:30
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Take a look at this MS link on Excel autosave. Your IT department might be able to enforce this centrally as a group policy.

One other thing, when users save an existing file, they can check in Sharepoint to see that the Modified Date has changed. After saving a new file in to Sharepoint, they can also refresh the page in Sharepoint to see if the file appears - if their file does not show up in Sharepoint then the save has not been committed correctly.

autosave

  • Tally, is this also valid for SharePoint on Premise? – Saz Mifsud Jul 22 '19 at 13:30
  • I use Sharepoint 2013 on Premise, which is the same version as yours. So yes it is valid. Did you look in Excel yet? – Tally Jul 22 '19 at 13:35
  • I did, and I tried it out, but I see no drafts being saved.. – Saz Mifsud Jul 22 '19 at 13:49

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