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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Bettyg, Dec 8, 2001.

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  1. Bettyg

    Bettyg Thread Starter

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    :confused:
    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????
     
  2. TonyKlein

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    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?
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    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,
     
  4. Bettyg

    Bettyg Thread Starter

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    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
     
  5. TonyKlein

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    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.
     
  6. Rigazel

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    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!
     
  7. Bettyg

    Bettyg Thread Starter

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    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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