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Please, please can someone help I'm distraught


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kerry3280

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Hi all, I'm really hoping someone can help me! Forgive me if I miss any information but I know nothing about computers!

A friend emailed me a word doc that she had edited and it arrived as a .rar? I opened it and happily went about my editing. 6 hours worth! I kept saving and the autosave kept saving too. I had to go pick my son up from school so closed the document using the 'x'. none of the changes are on my file!!! Where did they go?? Please please can someone help me!!

I'm using window 8

I've checked the last version of the doc in in word - old version

I don't know what to do
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SleepyDude

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Hi Kerry :welcome:

Something very similar happens to my boss the other day :)

The file is most likely somewhere on the temporary files and can be difficult to find manually.

What I did, installed Everything Search Engine let it index the files and folder names (won't take long) on all the Disks/partitions you have.

Now on the Everything window start typing the name of the file you want to locate and it will give you a list of results in seconds. You can double click to open the file or right click and use Open Path to access the folder containing the file.
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Everything it's free and a very good tool that I use everyday.
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Oh thank you! I will try that now!
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Arrgh - unfortunately I tried it and although I think it located the file - this:

first draft game on -1 edit - workin((Unsaved-303280340553713936)).asd (2)

but every time i try and open it it says this:

the item this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved

It's just vanished!
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Arrgh - unfortunately I tried it and although I think it located the file - this:

first draft game on -1 edit - workin((Unsaved-303280340553713936)).asd (2)

but every time i try and open it it says this:

the item this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved

It's just vanished!


If you saved the file it should be .doc.

The .asd it's probably the Auto Saved Doc, I don't know if you could open it try changing the file extension to .doc and see if word can open the file.
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Check the Options/Preferences for the program's backup path. Could be listed in User\Documents or AppData\Roaming or AppDate\Local. Something similar like that. Might help:


Change the default storage location for backup files
How to recover a lost Word document
How to recover a lost file in Word 2007 or in Word 2003
Save and recover a backup copy of a document

Edited by AstraNut, 09 October 2013 - 04:13 PM.

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Hello & :welcome:

Double check where you saved the file. It might've got saved to another location. Like Documents.
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HI Kerry,

Have a look at this resource article written by me : http://ezinearticles...iles&id=8021064
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