To find an Excel file that someone has shared with you

  1. Email: If the Excel file was shared via email, check your email inbox or any specific folder where attachments are saved.
  2. File Sharing Services (e.g., Google Drive, Dropbox):
    • Google Drive: Log into your Google Drive account and check the “Shared with me” section on the left sidebar. Files shared with you will appear here.
    • Dropbox: Similarly, log into your Dropbox account and look for the folder where the file was shared or check the shared folder section.
  3. Cloud Storage (e.g., OneDrive):
    • OneDrive: Log into your OneDrive account and navigate to the shared section or look for a notification that indicates a file has been shared with you.
  4. Messaging Apps (e.g., Slack, Microsoft Teams):
    • Files shared through messaging apps are often accessible directly within the chat or through a dedicated files section within the app.
  5. Direct Download Links: If you were provided with a direct download link, simply click on the link to download the file.
  6. Shared Network Drives (e.g., within a company network):
    • Check the designated folder or shared drive where files are typically stored within your organization’s network.