How to "unsave" word document ?

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I opened a Word document. I seriously modified it then, instead of using "save as" I hit the "save" button.
My original doc is gone.
Anyway to recover it ?????
Thanks a lot.
Michel
 
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Basically, no. Most situations require you to perform a backup, its not done automatically.

But you could restore it from that backup you did recently?
What? no regular backup regime?
 
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If you have good karma, you might be able to rescue it through Word's Track Changes feature. I don't know exactly where to find that but peek through the menus or wait for someone else thats more familiar with Word.
 
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Short of having a backup copy of the document before the change, about the only thing I can suggest is relying on something (as I do) like Norton's Go Back (it comes free with Norton SystemWorks). All you have to do is reboot, hit the space bar when Go Back calls for it, and pick a TIME before the mistake was made. This little program has saved me several times, and I highly recommend it!
 

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I just had this problem and while googling for the answer I came across this blog and was inspired by it! So here's what I found:

If you have not yet closed out the Word document then don't. While keeping that document open, then open another blank Word doc and copy to this doc all of the changes from the original doc into this one. Then go back to your original doc and CTRL-Z your way all the way back to the beginning to where you started (or to where you want to be). Hope that this helps. . . . :) Have a great week. -jh
 
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Don't be too confident of Ctrl-Z. The document has already been saved. There is no undo available after save.

But there is another solution. The ~ files created in the folder can help.

Harish Swamy
 
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