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Please Help, Accidentally Saved In Temp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Carolinamom1, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. Carolinamom1

    Carolinamom1 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am a student, and sometimes instead of using my jump drive, I email my CAD files from school to my home address to work on. I worked on my file for a long time, hit save, and got out. However, since I had gotten the file from an email, I believe it saved in a temp folder. I have not cleared the cache, but I have done a gazillion searches and I cannot find it.

    PLEASE HELP, it is a lot of time and work!

    Thanks,

    Leslie:eek:
     
  2. Jaymie1989

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    Hi,

    There's 2 places where it could be 1 is this
    C:\Documents and Settings\(Your computer name)\Local Settings\Temp
    You might need to allow your self to see hidden and system files to view it so do this
    Open any folder, click on Tools, Folder options then View. Go down to hidden files and folders and click on show hidden folder and files then ok. and you should see it there.

    The other place is

    My computer > Windows > TEMP its more unlikely that it will be in there.
     
  3. Carolinamom1

    Carolinamom1 Thread Starter

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    Unfortunately I could not find it in either place. I know I hit save, I just don't know where it is and it is weird that I cannot find it with a search.
     
  4. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

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    Hi. I know this has been posted, but there is one small change that may help you.


    You may need to set these settings to find the file:

    You can change these settings back to what you had or want after....

    Now, open Windows Explorer, and look through the Documents and Settings/yourusername/Local Settings/Temporary Internet Files folder
     
  5. moper

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    Was your E-mail program, Outlook Express? If so, it creates a copy in your Temporary Internet Files, but deletes it as soon as the attachment is closed.
    When you opened this attachment, it should havce opened in your Autocad program, so it is up to this program to save it. Autocad should have popped up the Save As box. Look around this program for any MRU's or check the Save As box and see where it is defaulted to.


    moper
     
  6. Carolinamom1

    Carolinamom1 Thread Starter

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    Thanks all. I did all of the above. I checked the save as. I did find a bak file and restored it, it is only missing about an hour of work so, I guess that is better than several hours!

    I will use the zip from now on, I can't imagine that I'd ever hit 'no' when prompted to save as but I just can't find the darned thing - though I do believe it went into a temporary folder because I don't think I did save as.

    Sorry - MRU?

    Thanks very much...
     
  7. moper

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    I think that is the fault of the Cad program. The Save As box should open whenever a new file is being saved. Be aware next time. Always use 'Save As'.

    MRU-- Most Recently Used


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  8. Skymouse

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    Have you looked in the My Documents folder? Sometimes email clients like to throw files in there.
    Failing that, try a search doing the following:
    Click Start->Search
    Click All files and folders
    Click more advanced options
    Tick the following boxes:
    1) Search system folders
    2) Search hidden files and folders
    3) Search subfolders

    Now type in the file name and click search.

    This is a more thorough search, it'll take a while but hopefully it'll bring up the missing file.
    Hope this helps
     
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