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Solved: Lost Document in Microsoft Word - WRL TMP file instead

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Soniajune, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Soniajune

    Soniajune Thread Starter

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    My operating system is Windows XP, Home Edition.

    I was editing a very large document in Microsoft Word and somehow wasn't able to save it and it disappeared leaving in it's place a file called ~WRL3892TMP. I can't open it as it says file not found and clicking on properties tab shows that it's a hidden file. Since I'm unable to open this TMP file, there is no way I can change the file extension from tmp to doc (saw this suggested elsewhere).

    I am the only person using this computer so if it's a permissions issue, what do I do? I don't understand "permissions" either. I just want my document back..

    Please help!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. EBSchrader

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    Do you have an earlier version of the document saved anywhere? Perhaps you could reconstruct it from that point. There may be a way to restore the document from that temp file, but I don't know what it is. Sorry!:(
     
  3. Soniajune

    Soniajune Thread Starter

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    I do have an earlier version of the document saved to CD and fortunately also had sent a CD of the latest version (the one I lost) to someone who is going to send it back to me. I've given up on trying to open the WRL Temp file and have deleted it. Thanks for your help.
     
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