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converting word file BACK to word

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by lecat11, Nov 21, 2006.

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  1. lecat11

    lecat11 Thread Starter

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    I am having a huge problem converting a "rescued" file. I typed a document up in Word and saved it. (I know it was saved because I attached it to an email.) However, when I went back to open it up again, it was gone. It took me forever to actually find it on my computer, but it was in notepad format and a bunch of symbols and titled a rescued document. Even when I paste it to word, it is still all symbols. Is there any way to get back my original? Even if I can just see the words and have to retype it?
     
  2. Davec

    Davec Gone but never forgotten

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    Did you try opening it in Word and letting it convert to a Word file?
     
  3. Anne Troy

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    Close the file.
    In Word, hit File-->Open.
    Either use the file of type "recover text from any document" or try the Open dropdown and choose Repair document.
     
  4. PSACLT

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    Thanks so much for your suggestions. Unfortunately, neither of them worked. I cannot open it in word format as it is not offered to me to do. I have heard that if it's not offered, then the file was corrupt and can't be retreived. I also tried to "recover it from any document", however it came out the same way.

    I think it may be hopeless...
     
  5. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Do you save your old sent messages? If so you may find that a usable Word file is still attached to the original sent message.

    Any chance you can ask the recipient of the message to send a copy of the attachment back to you?
     
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