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trying to retrieve "deleted" document

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In MS Works, I said no to save this document: then later decided that I wanted to use it again and make some changes to it, as well. I managed to locae it with prefetch and kept it from being further deleted. BUT when I open it it is full of a lot of squares rather than the words. Can anyone help me?
I could just rewrite the letter but thought this might be something that I need to know for future reference, as well.
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You won't be able to recover it. When writing a document, the info is stored in a TMP file which is immediately deleted when you are done. If you save the document, the info in the TMP file is saved as a DOC.

Whether you save or not, the TMP file is deleted after you close your word processor and it is quickly overwritten by the regular use of your computer.

The file in the prefetch folder is not your document. If I remember correctly, the prefetch folder stores code that a program is about to use or is currently using.

Sorry, but your document is unrecoverable. :whistling:
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