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RESOLVED: Word 2003 - Lost File


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Morticia

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Hi guys.

I've been working on a Word 2003 file over a period of two days. I saved it over and over again.

Now, even as I do searches, I can't retrieve it. It seems I can get the original file, but nothing that I have added to it over the last 2 days has been reflected.

I worked on this file halfway through, saved it, and picked it up again. Last night I was ready to send it out. Lo and behold, the only file I could retrieve was the very first one. I've tried system restore, searches for keywords and all sorts of other things, but it just seems as if this entire Word document that I've labored over has just gone "poof".

My operating system is Windows XP Home Edition.

Might you have any suggestions?

Thanks so much,

Morticia

Edited by Morticia, 04 November 2006 - 01:39 AM.

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Hello all,

I just wanted to update you on this missing Word file. I found it!

Here's what happened. The original Word document had been emailed in Outlook. For some reason, I kept editing and saving that same file which had been attached to my outgoing email, without looking at where it was being saved.

It was being saved in one of those "temp" files that the Internet creates when you send and receive emails. I think it was called OKA or something like that.

In any case, I was able to find the fully edited file in that temporary folder and properly save it back into Word.

Lesson learned! Even though the document I was saving looked like a Word document and I was editing it through the Word program, it was being saved in a place I wouldn't have even thought of looking!

Morticia
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