I just need to recover my overwritten saved file of ms-excel to a few hours before ( like time machine) but i did not find solution with the company and its developers. very disheartened! (please review my chat session no. 1468742155)
And I suggest the same to the company and its developers to provide the solid best solution for the issue. Thanks
Hard drives are huge and cloud storages people use are infinite.
This could work like the Recycle Bin in Windows, except in a counterpoint kind of way. (RB doesn't save old versions of files, just literally deleted ones.)
When you save a file, insted of overwriting the old one, it would "move" it (actually, just change its location information in Windows) to a new Excel Archive (and Word Archive and so on!) then write the newly saving version as if it had actually overwritten the old one.
Nothing current need change for this, they'd just add on a capability. Like they did when they created AutoSave: it didn't change any existing feature, just added one.
Actually, it'd be nice to still be able to overwrite by choice sometimes. But that seems like it'd be a teensy little bit of extra easily fitted in.
And then one could have a dozen old versions. With access like we have to the Recycle Bin, one could set a variety of maintenace methods (i.e.: auto-deletion of older versions, with fine controls like keep no more than three of a file, or delete nothing newer than three years, or what-have-you, rather than gross ones like EVERYTHING, no matter how stupid it is to do so, after some length of time) and life could sparkle again...