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Lost But Saved Microsoft Word 2007 Document

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by jprihoda, Sep 25, 2009.

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  1. jprihoda

    jprihoda Thread Starter

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    I'm going to tell the whole story incase the answer is somewhere lost in one of the steps I took. I'm writing a paper for school and it needs to be on Word 2007. I have two accesses to this type of Microsoft Word. At my boyfriend's house and at school. I started it at my boyfriends house and didn't have my flash drive, so I e-mailed it as an attatchment to my yahoo e-mail. When I was at school, I opened it and worked on it again. I saved it. Later still at school, I opened it, worked on it again and saved it. As I was saving it I realized that the one I had originally opened from my boyfriend's house was the file extention .docx and the file extention my school uses, even though they both are Microsoft Word 2007, was .doc. So I saved it twice just incase one file wouldn't open. When I got to my boyfriends house, I opened the .doc file. It came up and I finished my paper. Throughout working on it, I randomly and continually clicked the "save" button. Not the "save as". When I was finally finished, I went to upload it onto the internet to turn it in like I always do, and I couldn't find it. I of course closed the program before I realized I couldn't find it, so I couldn't try to resave it as something else. I know I saved it more than once. I looked everywhere I can possibly think of!! The recent documents, my documents, everything.

    I really need help. Please someone tell me there's a way to find it. It must be hidden inside this stupid machine!
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    It "saved" to a temporary folder. If you've searched the whole drive for the file name and it didn't show up, then it has already been wiped out. When working with e-mail attachments, you need to save it to a known location before making changes to it.
     
  3. jprihoda

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    I searched recent documents and temporary internet files and it isn't there. The part that really confuses me is that I did click save. So.. the computer didn't read my command or what?
     
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    The file was saved to a temporary location. That folder usually gets deleted when the e-mail program is closed or the computer is restarted.
     
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