HElp! Auto recovery didn't auto recover a very important file! RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have Visio auto recover set for every three minutes. I interviewed 3 people for three hours this morning and captured the data in a visio file. after taking a short break, I came back to find visio not running. When I restarted it, the file updates were missing. What's going on? 

    This could seriously cost me my job. I need this data back! Any chance of recovering it?

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:05 PM


All replies

  • Hi,

    I'd recommend go to %temp% and look for *.vsd files (File >Open->Type %temp%\*.vsd into the filename textbox) to see if you can see anything related to your lost Visio data. If still no luck, you may also try using a third-party recovery tool to see if it helps.

    Good luck!

    Steve Fan
    TechNet Community Support

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    Friday, July 1, 2016 7:33 AM
  • Does it matter that auto recover was set for every three minutes? I'm having trouble understanding why visio has an autorecover function at all. Where is that information saved?
    Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:59 PM