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Old 01-09-2020, 04:06 PM
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Hello,

I hope you can help. I have two copies of a long word document I have been working on. I decided to copy the document in to my external hard drive from my C drive document folder.
So I did this but then realised I had been using the external drive copy so now it was overwritten. I clicked on undo (i think it was undo and not redo) but the document disappeared from the external hard drive. I then clicked on undo/redo and it reappeared but was still the older copy.
I cannot find a way of finding the most recent version of the document.


I did try right clicking on the document and restore previous versions but it's empty.
I hate to think that five days work has gone. Please tell me it hasn't

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I would love to tell you that.
However, you have probably discovered the absolutely most final way of deleting a document.
If you want to stop using your computer and pay a couple of thousand dollars for a firm to try to find scraps on your hard drive, you can. They will not promise success, though.


Look on it as an expensive lesson.
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You may be able to find a leftover autorecover version of the document in the Word's temporary folder. Typically, that's:
C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word \
Alternatively, you may be able to find a leftover .tmp copy of the document in the Windows temporary folder. Typically, that's:
C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Local\Temp
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