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Old 05-13-2012, 10:43 PM
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Hello experts I prey you can help me but think this may be a lost cause.

Ok here goes, I downloaded a template from the uni server for a research project, I never saved this but kept working on the downloaded doc (mistake number 1). I had made a good start when my computer crashed and I had to power down. When I restarted the computer the file had recovered and appeared on the side. Over the weekend I wrote around 5000 words, on Sunday night after I went to bed Windows installed updates and restarted. On Monday morning I turned on my computer and word had recovered the doc as it was before the 5000 words was added. Strangely enough word recovered 2 other documents that I had been using seperately and these were up to date as of Sunday night.

I have tried the normal methods of recovery from microsofts site and no joy.

Dont need to tell me how absolutly braindead I am for not saving my work, I am fully aware
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:52 PM
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Just searched the .asd files and the last one of this file is the autorecovery.asd date and time is from before the weekend.

Im pretty much just waiting for someone to put me out of my misery and tell me its gone....
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:01 PM
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The doc was autosaving it always does, did I over right my autosave when I recovered the doc?
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Hi bushed,

If you resume work on a recovered document, without first saving it, you're just asking for trouble. If Word crashes or is shut down by Windows, you may end up with the same recoverd file being presented to you nest time you start. The thing is, though, there may also be other recoverd versions of the same file. Without opening each, you may not know which has the latest info.

At this stage, I'd say your unsaved work is toast. You may be able to find it, though, by looking in Word's left-over tmp files.
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