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Vista, Word 2007, Lost file, Temp?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by CrooklynDawg, Nov 3, 2009.

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  1. CrooklynDawg

    CrooklynDawg Thread Starter

    Nov 3, 2009

    First, apologies, I'm sure that someone has already asked and answered this question, but I can't find the thread.

    Colleague was working on a word document she received through IE. She pressed save, closed document, and then when she tried to retrieve the document later on, it was not in her document folder.

    I presume that this is the rather common problem of windows creating super secret hidden temp files to hide your documents on you if you accidentally don't press save as (why they haven't changed this after this many operating systems is really baffling) when you are editing from a document you receive in e-mail.

    However, she is working with Vista (I can fix this on XP, but not Vista).

    Any ideas how to find the document?
    I searched using %TEMP% and no luck.
    I also dug into the file system down to appfile/bla bla bla/windows/temporary internet files and discovered that, for some reason, she didn't even have that folder (yes, I set the radio button to show hidden files).

    She only did this about 12 hours ago, so I don't think the file should be wiped yet... so what am I doing wrong? Does it use a different file extension?

    Vista, Word 2007

  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    With IE open, go to Tools,Internet Options. On the General tab, and the Browsing History area, select the "Settings" button, the select View files. Scroll through the list if you find the file, right click and open or copy and paste to a new location.
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