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Hi,

Word xp just disappeared suddenly and I lost a whole week's work in the split of a second. Is it possible to recover it? I read some threads about this on the Net, but I don't trust the programs they advertise for this. Is there anything safe you would recommend?

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    Kraków my love :)

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The whole program is missing, or some files, you created?
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Just one file, the one I've been working on for a week. It's a docx file (latest Word), but my Word version is xp. I hope something can be done, otherwise I am doomed.
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OK, what exactly happened?
You worked on that file, saved it and it disappeared, or...?
We need a whole story.
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I've been working in the file for a week now. I usually leave it on my laptop, just close the cover and reopen it the next day, adding to the file everyday. Like I said before, I have win xp, but this client's file was in the latest word (extension docx). This morning, I worked on it, saved regularly as I always do, and then just like that, word disappeared. When I relaunched it, no recovered file. I looked in the folder where I saved it: nothing. Just a few files with this sign (~) before their name. One might be the one that disappeared, it's a tmp. Otherwise, I found some wbx and/or asd or tmp files in the backup destination (in Appl Data/Microsoft/Word.

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See, if Recuva will find something: http://www.piriform.com/recuva
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Nope, doesn't work, Recuva doesn't "see" the files with extensions asd or tmp.

However, it's possible to open the files with Notepad, which I did, and just spent most of the day copying and pasting the unformatted text into a Word xp document, then formatting the text. It's a pain, but much less work than starting from scratch.

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Edited by Kashink, 08 April 2010 - 05:10 PM.

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