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Saved Document Gone Missing

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  1. esaunders

    esaunders Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I opened a document from my email (Microsoft Exchange) that I had worked on from home. However, I started this document at work and had it saved in its own folder. When I opened the document from my email, I continued working on it and saved throughout the process. Now, I can't seem to find the new, saved version of the document anywhere. Why is this? Is there somewhere I can look to see if it's there? I checked my temp folder (Start -> Run -> %temp%), and it wasn't there. Please help!

    Erin
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Never save a document within the e-mail program. It'll be saved in a temporary folder.

    Make sure to check "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected system files" in Folder Options.

    Copy the following (change your username accordingly):

    C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Name\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

    Paste it into the My Computer address bar and click OK.

    You'll have to manually search inside each folder.
     
  3. esaunders

    esaunders Thread Starter

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    I went through all of the folders, but my document was not there. I realized that I forgot to mention that on my first "save" of the document today, I did click "save as" and saved it as I normally would. Do you have any more suggestions?
     
  4. Phantom010

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    You don't remember where you "Saved As"? Where do you normally save your documents?
     
  5. Phantom010

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    Try running a search on your computer with the Search Assistant.

    Click Start > Search > For Files or Folders...
     
  6. surferdude2

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    If you know the file extension type, you can do a full drive search for those (example = *.doc or *.txt) and modify the search parameters to look for any of that type that were modified after a date that seems appropriate.
     
  7. esaunders

    esaunders Thread Starter

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    I'm actually speaking for my boss. She said that she saved it in her folder for this document, but it's not there. She opened the email, then the attachment, did some revisions, and then clicked "save as" to her folder. She said she did some more editing after that and just clicked "save." She tried the Search > files or folders, but I will send her your last thread about the Full Drive Search.
     
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