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Old 05-29-2010, 06:11 PM
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Default Lost Word Document and cant find it!!! I saved it but it ISNT there!!

Please help i have no idea what to do. I have been working a document for like 12 hours now just finished it was about to email it. i have been continuously saving it all day and I saw that I did. I x'd out of it on accident, and it didnt ask me to save, it just closed so it should exist!. Now I can't find it! I have a blank template, or the previous version i downloaded from my email so it must be somewhere else. I have searched my whole computer and it just isn't there, and I know I saved it. This is not possible. 12 hours wasted? I have no idea what to do now.. I cant find it on my computer and I can't pull up the recover panel help!!
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:21 PM
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When you start Word, does it show you a list of recent documents?
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:28 PM
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Yea, it doesnt appear. I kept pressing crtl-s every time and I saw it saved, but when I x'ed out it didn't ask me to save... that means I never saved it but I did.. thats what I dont understand.

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I understand what I did, I opened it from my email and I never saved it as a new file, I just kept pressing crtl-s. Is there any way to get the file back?
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:54 PM
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If you opened and edited a Word file from an e-mail, then usually Word will place a copy of the file in a temporary folder on your hard drive. The folder will likely have a cryptic name and the file name may also be modified. Try running a wildcard search on your hard drive for the first part of the file name.
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:58 PM
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The name of the document I received from the email is "Module_4_Exercises"

I tried the search but it came up with no results? How would I get into a temp folder?
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:09 PM
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Try searching for "Module*" at the top of your C drive (include sub-folders).
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:02 PM
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A friend of mine at work had a problem recently with saving in Word. For some reason (damage to the Normal template, I suppose), Ctrl + S no longer worked as a shortcut to Save. He had been pressing Ctrl + S all day, but on reflection noticed that the save progress bar had not been appearing at the bottom of the screen. He was not able to retrieve the work. Maybe you had the same problem? Otherwise, as suggested, it should show up in the recent file list or by doing a search.
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:11 AM
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Try searching your C: drive from (My) Computer All Files and folders (include subfolders) but leave the filename blank, instead use "word or phrase in file" and enter something (like a name) that you know is in there but won't be in many other files.
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Default Rescue lost files

I posted a long step-by-step instructions how to rescue lost files which were saved after being opened from Hotmail or Outlook Web Access.

My post was published in Wired UK earlier this year and help a few dozen people - here it is:

http://odedran.wordpress.com/2012/03...-are-now-gone/
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