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08-Dec-2001, 04:33 AM #1
Unhappy forgot to say save before closing WORD

after working for several hours on a word document I accidentaly said NO to saving the changes. I have autosave every 10 minutes - but can't seem to find the temp file

Can't I recovery my revised document????
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08-Dec-2001, 05:01 AM #2
From what I understand, in case of for a example a computer crash , Ausosave will load the last saved version of the document the next time you start Word.

Have you tried that?
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08-Dec-2001, 05:06 AM #3
Try this:

Hit F3 (Find), and look for a file named "Rescued Document.txt"
If Word autosaved your last efforts, it might be in the folder that contained the original Word document.

Good luck,
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08-Dec-2001, 09:40 AM #4
Unhappy Word not saved
THANKS Tony for your replies

since the computer did not crash - the computer did not bring up my last auto save version




RE: Hit F3 (Find), and look for a file named "Rescued Document.txt" If Word autosaved your last efforts, it might be in the folder that contained the original Word document.

sorry do not understand the above - if I go to start/find/files and type in Rescued Document.txt
I get no files find. . . hit F3 (find) were and how do I do this

sorry - never took a computer class so not up on all this


Do to the hour last night - I had several word files open and was flipping back and forth getting info - thinking I was closing only the last document I had open and since I did not know if I made changes - I accidentally said no ---- it turns out the only document with changes was the document I am trying to recover
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08-Dec-2001, 09:52 AM #5
Hi Betty,

Hitting the 'F3' key on your Keyboard does exactly the same as going to Start/Find/Files or Folders.
It's just a little quicker.
You can also press the Windows key together with the letter F: same result.

But this doesn't solve the problem, I guess.
Your document may be lost altogether.
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08-Dec-2001, 10:02 AM #6
Smile Hmmm....Let's try this....
It is understood that you didn't save a doc.
I know the same feeling, I once delted a test project and had to redo the whole thing.

It is a possibility that the O/S will not view it for, by default, some computers erase what the O/S deems 'Unneccessary space'

Although it happens, you still have the option to retain a file that you current erased.

You must realize, that everything that you erase, can be retrieved.

I would recommend a very 'low-curve' software called "Directory Snoop"

You can reach such a software by going to:

www.zdent.com/downloads

In the download box, write Directory Snoop.
Scroll down until you see it, then dl it.

I believe you will find the 'shareware' most useful.

Take care, and may you have a safe, and joyous Holiday!
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09-Dec-2001, 12:25 AM #7
Thanks
Thanks Tony and Rigazel

I decided to go the long way and recreate the document....

Appreciated your suggestions and thoughtfulness in answering my plea for help
God Bless
Have an enjoyable Holiday Season
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