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Lost email reply - temp file opening problem

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Kathleenlawler, Dec 25, 2001.

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  1. Kathleenlawler

    Kathleenlawler Thread Starter

    Dec 25, 2001
    I was on AOL and typing an email reply. I guess I took too long and the system signed me off and shut down. The email reply went into a temp file. Now I can't open it. I've tried changing the extension and usingWord and WordPerfect and WordPro to no avail. It took me an hour to type this reply. Any ideas on how I can open this temp file and copy it to a new reply? When it opens now it's all coded boxes, etc. Help?! Thank you. :(
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001
    Hiya and welcome

    What is the file extension of this email? Is it .tmp?

    You may be able to view it this way. When you rightclick do you just have the option Open?

    If so, then hold the Shift key down and rightclick. You should get Open With....

    In the list, look for wordpad. Ensure that the box Always open files of this type..... is NOT ticked.

    Then, see if you can read it. If not, keep trying some other programs.

    It may be lost forever, though.


  3. Gnosisless


    Dec 17, 2001
    You can also try doing a File/Open, in AOL, or check under Mail Center, Mail Waiting to Be Sent.

    If it opens with File/Open, it will be in a text window you'll have to copy and paste into a new email.

    If it is sitting in Main Waiting to be Sent, you can click Edit to continue writing, or Send to send the mail immediately.

    Hope this helps.
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