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Question: Lost Document

Hi I saved a Word document and it has saved in the wrong format, some text is still there but the rest is a bunch of symbols. Can I get it back?? Thanks

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What format is it saved in?

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My colleague sent me a version via e-mail of a paper we are working on. As usual, I opened it and it appeared in Word. As I worked on it (for hours I might add) I would frequently click on the 'save' icon. Everything was going well and progressing as usual. Then when I wanted to send her the paper back, I saved once more and closed the document, as it cannot be sent if it is open. I went to 'attachments' as usual and THE PAPER WAS NOT THERE in the documents list. I then dug around in the computer like mad to try to find it, to no avail. It HAS to be somewhere, right? Where was it saving to? Any help will be so deeply appreciated. Thanks so much in advance. Josee

Answer:I have lost a document within Word. I mean LOST

reopen it from words recent document list, and then save it somewhere outside the temp folder.

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Question: Lost Document

While cutting and pasting a section into a 100 plus page document, the section I pasted remained but the rest of the document disappeared.I have used ?Recuva? and ?File Recovery?. Both of them fail to find the document.Any suggestions please

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Have you tried the basic -start-run/start search

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I have lost an important document and everything I have tried has not worked in recovering it. I am not sure if it was accidentally deleted, but there appears to be no trace that it ever existed.
 

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I am a college student using vista. I logged in to my account to post my assignment to the forum after two hours of work and when I hit post to this forum it says you are logged on as a guest and I lost my work. I was typing it in html format like an email type thing. How do I retrieve it? Please help in need like yesterday. Thanks
 

Answer:Lost document

That doesn't sound like a document to me. It sounds like you typed in a form on a web page. If that's the case, it's gone. The data was never sent to the server, and it was never saved locally.
 

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hi there i downloaded a word document from my email and then i began working on it for hours assuming it was saved and then i shut it down- the computer didnt ask me to save changes etc and now i cant find it - i have searched the temp files and temp internet files - nothing there - please help!
 

Answer:HELP - lost document

chances are its lost as it was saved in a temp directory

best thing to do is a search for all files with a modified date of yesterday

surprised , if you changed it you did not get any messages to save

what windows version do you have
 

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I have Microsoft Vista and Microsoft Word 2007. STUPID ME did not save the document at all! Never did that before. Did my document in Word, and wanted to paste into Notepad. Hit Cntrl C to copy, then hit enter by mistake instead of Cntrl V to paste. The document disappeared! Can't find it anywhere. Can I get it back somehow? HELP!
 

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ok, what happened was I am revising my term paper. After a day of revisions I decided to back it up to my usb key.... only prob is without noticing it I draged from the usb key to my hd and overwrote all of my revisions! Now I seem to be in a VERY bad spot. Is their anyway to get this document back or do I need to rewrite it? Plz respond quickly as this really really is important. Thanks even if you cant help...

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if your overwrote it.. your screwed..

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Question: Lost document

My friend sent a Word document to me via Email. I opened it and did not rename it or hit "SAVE AS." I worked on document for three hours. I hit the "floppy disk" icon and closed everything. I went to send it to my friend later and could not locate it. She swears it's somewhere in my computer. Help!
 

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I was working and my windows shut down and I lost my document .. How do I restore it ? Its no where to be found

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Back in the old days you would often find files that were caught in a shutdown in the temp folder C:/Windows/Temp, often the files would have the same file name, but instead of "Filename.doc" they would be called "Filename.TMP" or sometimes "Filename.~MP".
Do a search for the filename (If you had saved it at sometime), make sure you search the whole of C: drive and try a wildcard so if your file was called "Letter.Doc" do the search as "Letter.* ", the asterisk tells Windows to search for any file regardless of extension with the name "letter".
If you find it, make a copy of it and try opening the copy, that way if anything goes wrong you still have the original.
If you hadn't saved it at anytime, you may have a problem.
I admit I haven't had to do any of this for a good few years so only going from memory.
Join up if you want to reply.

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Question: lost my document

I opened a file through my email so I could continue to work on it and saved it. I then closed the document and when I tried to look for it later, it was no where to be found. I reopened MS Word and used the autorecovery function but it wasn't there. I also searched the hard drive and it wasn't anywhere either. I winded up having to write my paper over. For future reference, is there any way to retrieve a document? I opened the attachment in my email to work on and saved it, so why did it disappear?
 

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Just spent an hour writing a wordd doc and then clicked "No" to"Save changes?". So of course it has vanished .
My OS is Vista which means i can do a search for phrases included in the doc, but that hasn't helped either.
IS there any solution, please?

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When you say you clicked clicked "No" to "save CHANGES", then did it exist before you worked upon it?
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I log in to my computer under "Adminsec" and then enter my password. On June 30, I came to work and tried and the computer would not recognize my log in. My CFO had me log in under Administrator. I had lost all my settings, favorites, etc. No word, excel, publisher. I do the monthly newsletter here at work for the employees. I searched for newsletter, found it, opened it and started on the August newsletter. Today, 7/11/03, when my CFO came in he transfered all my Adminsec favorites, e.g. word, excel, etc., over to the Administrator log in. Went to work on my newsletter, all I can pull up is the July Newsletter. Can not find August newsletter. In fact, I just take each newsletter and rewrite over it when a new month starts, so I erase everything from the previous month and start over. If I had been working on my newsletter file and saving it to MY DOCUMENTS, when he moved over the files, did it overwrite my August newsletter? Can it be retrieved? Is it lost permanently? Please help...am trying to get back my ZEN, but feeling pretty UN-ZEN at moment. Can anyone help me?
 

Answer:lost document

Are they accidently in the hidden files section?
Did you check there?

WEBFISH
 

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Hey, heres what happened:
I had a document which I was working on, saved it on my USB.
However, the same document was on my computer (it was an older version) and I accidentally copied the older version on the USB and replaced the new version.
This happened last night, my computer has been off since.
I have windows XP, and Office 2000
can this be recovered?
it was very important so pls help!

Answer:Help Lost Document!

Hi MaverickGosse, welcome to TSF...

hate to be the bearer of bad news but it's unlikely you'll be able to get back the file as it has been overwritten. But feel free to try some recovery programs...I can recommend Runtime's GetDataBack as it can be used on USB devices and it has worked for me in the past though the files were simply deleted in my case and not overwritten.

Hope that helps :)

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Question: Lost Document!

ok, what happened was I am revising my term paper. After a day of revisions I decided to back it up to my usb key.... only prob is without noticing it I draged from the usb key to my hd and overwrote all of my revisions! Now I seem to be in a VERY bad spot. Is their anyway to get this document back or do I need to rewrite it? Plz respond quickly as this really really is important. Thanks even if you cant help...

Answer:Lost Document!

you can try a system restore.....

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Question: Lost Word Document

My sister was doing her coursework, and saving at roughly 15 minute intervals. She went out, and when she came back the PC was off. she turned it on and opened the file, and it was if she had simply stopped savingabout "11:22am" (i looked in the properties), although she had been working well past 1pm. As a result she has lost a fair amount of work.
She told me she was mostly saving onto my USB Storage Device - although she had saved more than is there onto the hard drive aswel.

Any suggestions? I looked at the possibiliy of the "windows restore to a previous time" but thats only an option for 8am.

Thanks!
Alex
 

Answer:Lost Word Document

Look for any temp files created in that timeframe. If word crashed (or the computer shut down without Word closing, the temporary file should be there.

System restore could not help anyway, it does not restore user created data only Windows Syetem files (hence the System in the name). Many seem unaware of this.
 

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My friend was typing opened a new word document and began typing 4 pages later he claims that he did nothing but a window came up with the options of yes no or cancel so without reading what it said he clicked cancel I am assuming that this window said would you like to save if that is the case is there any way to get the document back
 

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My sister called me today and she was working on a big paper and didnt save it and her computer rebooted at some point during the night, is there any way to recover the document? the papers due tommorrow i would really apppriciate the help
 

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If, under Tools -> Options -> Save she had "Always create backup copy" checked, there would be a file appended ".bak" or ".wbk" that contained her most recent save of the doc. Alternately, under the same tab is the option to "Save Auto Recovery info every XX minutes". You can search manually for Auto Recovery files, which have the extension ".asd". Failing those, you can search for Temp files with the extension".tmp" or that begin with a tilde "~*.*", looking for files dated the last time the document was edited. You can use Word to try to extract text from any file by clicking on File -> Open and changing the filetype to All files (*.*).
 

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I hope I can explain this adequately. I use a website (Ancestry.com) from which you can save an image on your harddrive. I went to save and the usual window opened up which was "documents library" though basically "my documents" folder - I saved to a folder within this location. When exiting the website and going to "my documents" folder, it was not there. I realized at this time, actually, that I've had this problem before. Though the file was definitely saved, it does not show up even in a search of the entire C drive. Returning to Ancestry, this time, instead of saving to the default folder, I went to C - users - my user name. This time there was a "Documents" folder in the list. Not "My Documents" - just plain "Documents." THAT was where the previously saved file was. I still cannot find it anywhere on my harddrive with a search, nor is there any plain "Documents." folder when I try to access it outside the saving process. I read this discussion on the difference between "documents" and "my documents" and it seems as if there's not really supposed to be a difference. My experience doesn't jive with that, but I have NO idea what the answer is. If it was just an Ancestry document, it would be annoying rather than important. However, my son also lost a work-related document he thought he saved in somewhat the same situation. Can someone please explain this (in somewhat simple terms) so... Read more

Answer:Saved document lost

Hello Clairespin, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

In Windows 7, the Documents feature is actually a virtual library (which is why you couldn't see it when you searched for it) where you can link to files from different locations on your computer.

For example, I have a data folder on a separate partition where I keep all my personal data. If I then right-click this folder and select Include in Library it will appear in the library I choose even though it hasn't been moved to the library.

Libraries just make it a lot easier to keep tabs on your personal files by allowing you to look in one location for them rather than several locations on your hard drive.

By default, the Documents library includes your My Documents or Documents folder and the Public Documents folder, but you can add any other folders you want.

You might like to read this Microsoft article: How to organize computer files and folders: 9 file management tips

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I was typing a word document paper for class and the power charged went out in my pc. When I recharged my pc, I was not able to recover my document. Is there a way I can recover my document so I won't have to type it over again?
 

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Hello,

My friend opened up a document from her e-mail and when asked save file or open, she clicked open. She worked on it on windows and pressed save when done, but now it's lost. We can't find it. Is there anyway we can retreive it. Or is it unretrievable? I guess we never actually downloaded, but we did press save. It's got to mean something right? 5 o' clock is the deadline for the paper she was working on, so if you're looking at this, then you don't have to respond. If you can respond before then that'd be great. Thanks!

Thanks,

Sn17

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My friend opened up a document from her e-mail and when asked save file or openFirst thing that must be asked is - Did you delete the email ? ?The item should still be in email account -Click on it and then Save to ? ? documents or .............

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Question: Document half lost

My wife typed a two page document using W7 and Open Office, saved it regularly, and when finished found she only had page two. Missing page not in recycle bin, and not found by search function, or by a manual search through her documents section. (New laptop with not a lot of saved files). Tried a file recovery program from Ninite and did not find it. How could this happen, and is there any chance of recovering it?Glen

Answer:Document half lost

Try resaving it as a MS Word document then open it in MS Office and see if that opens it.

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I need help in naming what my problem is. If I knew what it was called I could search the web for help or a solution. A file page has two parts the 1st is the Browser Icon with just the file name (I call the controller)followed by ".htm". The second part is a folder Icon also with the file name followed by "_files". I normally always "Sleep" my computer when leaving it, but a week or so ago, being tired, I clicked on "shut down" accidentally. When I started my computer the next day all that came up was a screen I've never seen before - a light blue wall paper with birds on it on the right hand side. After trying again and again I finally got into repair mode -"NONE of your files will be affected"!!! All seemed OK after the system finally started - but now I am finding random files missing the "1st part" the "controller" the line with the browser Icon & file name with ".htm" after it. All there is - is the Folder Icon with the file name followed by "_files" that only contains Gobbeldy-Gook stuff and therefore the file (web page) that I had saved - is gone - not available to me. I know that this information is still on my computer, but I don't know what it is called (the missing "controller") much less how to find or restore them. Strangely, my Clickfree backup doesn't even show the folders that these files were in (thought I would just "restore" them but... Read more

Answer:lost document files

Could you please break up your future posts using paragraphs.
This one is hard to read.

You tried to save a web page and then some (possibly unrelated) problem occurred and the saved files have vanished, is that correct?

There are programs which can attempt to recover deleted files.
I'm not sure that they'll work in this case.
The more new files you save and the more programs you install, the smaller your chances are, of recovering a deleted file.
The HDD space may be overwritten (it definitely will be overwritten eventually).

You could try "Recuva".
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

You should use a friend's PC to download the portable version.
Recuva - Portable version

"Subscribed Threads" are topics (like this one) where you have indicated that you wish to be alerted, when comments are posted.
You can select the alert frequency from a drop-down box, which is under the "Reply to Thread" text box.

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Question: Lost Word document

My daughter was writing a paper (Windows XP) and using Word, which had been closing whenever you put the cursor to file. She didn't know that and lost the whole thing. It seems like I have seen instructions for how to find an unsaved document before, but can't find them now. Thanks in advance.
Kathy
 

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sorry, should have posted in business applications forum, will try there. Thanks,
Kathy
 

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After finishing my work on wordpad, I went so save my work, I saved it under a different file name to the one i was saving with originally. After it was saved I opened that document was up, it came up my work which was saved on the other document. The strange thing is, is that it has parts that were in the new version, even though the one I was seeing was the old version.I have searched the whole computer to see if it was perhaps somewhere else.I had also tried to attach the file and send it to a friend so that they could print it off for me, and it failed. I dont know why. A friend of mine suggested that it might still be in the outbox as I could not send the email either.Any suggestions on what to do?I need to submit this work by 11:30 on thursday GMT.THanks for any help.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ AnimalOps, sorry, not thinking straight.

Answer:Lost Document (urgent)

I would do a search using the DATE/TIME format.If you have the original file, search using that date (if both are on the same date), and you may find your file. You may need to manually open each file to verify it's the one because it's possible you could have saved the file under a different extension.Have you tried looking in your inbox?

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Hi all i was hoping you could help me, so this is the story i was getting a document of our server at work but when i cut the document it was accessed by another user on the server and now its not in the folder i wanted to paste it in or the original folder. i tried doing a search for it but no luck, i also tried to access it though my recent documents but it said it cant be found. is it gone?

also this was windows XP.
 

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WD98: Unable to Recover Lost DocumentView products that this article applies to.Article ID : 187351 Last Review : October 4, 2002 Revision : 1.0 This article was previously published under Q187351SYMPTOMSWord may be unable to automatically recover your document after Word shut down unexpectedly. CAUSEThis problem may occur when any of the following conditions are true: ? An AutoRecover file has not been created yet. By default, an AutoRecover file will not be saved until ten minutes after you start work on it. After ten minutes, the AutoRecover file is created. If a failure shuts down Word prematurely, Word will use the AutoRecover file to recover the document. -or- ? An AutoRecover file is deleted after the document has been saved. A new AutoRecover file is not created until after the next AutoRecover duration (by default: ten minutes after you start work on it). -or- ? The document was closed and changes were not saved. Once a document has been closed, the AutoRecover file is deleted. There is no way to recover the document once the file has been closed and changes were not saved. WORKAROUNDTo change the AutoRecover Save duration, follow these steps: 1. On the Tools menu, click Preferences, and then click the Save tab.  2. In the "Save AutoRecover Info Every" box, change the number to the desired time interval between AutoRecover saves, and click OK.  NOTE: AutoRecover is not a substitute for saving your document. When you use AutoRecover, Word creates a... Read more

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My operating system is Windows Vista. I was typing a Word document. I edited it and came back to it a few times, so I am almost postitive I saved it. This afternoon I wanted to send it in an email but could not access it. I looked at the recent documents on Word and it is not showing up. I don't have back-up for Word. SO....is there any way I can retrieve it? Thanks!!

Answer:A lost Word Document

Have you done a search on your system for that file? Also, do you have Word set to save docs every few minutes? If not, you should.

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Hello, i do appologise you must get asked this question alot. I have been working on an essay which is due in on monday and after taking a few days on it, it was almost complete, i accidently clicked on one of the hyperlinks on it and left the room, when i came back the document was missing all but the last page. I saved it at every step so i decided to exit it, however when i reopened it it was still only the last page. Is there any way i can get back to the older version?
 

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In a bit of trouble, I have been working on a piece of work for about a week, was just about to pick up where I left off, and it has reverted to the bare-bones version that I had a couple of weeks ago.

I'm using Windows 7, and Word 2010.

I created a document with basically a title a couple of weeks ago, then last week I started doing a lot of work on it. On Friday, I left it until today, and I am back to the version I had 2 weeks ago (in two documents, one for planning, one for the writing up). If I could get just one of the documents back it would be amazing.

Basically, the only thing I can think of that has done this, is my external hard-drive. Each week I back up my folder of work, containing different sub-folders etc... maybe I just did it this week without thinking in reverse, and replaced my current set of documents with last weeks? The thing that makes me think this is not the case, is that one of my other documents, in the same overall folder, but a different sub-folder, was "last-edited" in the middle of last week. Unfortunately I didn't use any other documents last week to check if this is the same.

I don't have my external hard-drive with me during the week, but later this evening I should be able to get somebody to have a look if it is on there for me. I'm not holding out much hope though

Anybody have any similar experiences or potential solutions. Really dreading starting from scratch.
 

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Question: Lost Word Document

Whilst working on a Word document the PC crashed. The document now only exists as a .tmp file. Autorecovery didn't work on reboot.Is there any way of manually recovering the document?

Answer:Lost Word Document

Had you saved the document at all whilst you were creating it because it is there somewhere. The .tmp file is created by Word to record the changes made to a document when you open (or create) it and the next file save of that document. Tell me the name of the .tmp file.

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hello, friends. I have a doubt that's transforming into a giant headache.

Turns out yesterday i was working on a review of a game... i saved the document, the vampire rain document... but as i was on a running pace i decided to make another review... but probably the sleep i must have had was having it's best on me... so it turned out by deleting the content of the vampire one...:cry I cant believe i will have to do that again... so are there chances to recover the file... vampire rain-doc, in itīs previous saves?? no this one?

Help me please you guys i really need some help on this one.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:How to recover a lost word Document...

Don't load any recovery software on the same disk partition (usually C as the deleted file you are trying to recover. Otherwise you MIGHT wipe out, or write over portion, or ALL, of the file you are trying to recover. Bazza
 

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Win 7 Pro 32 bit.
A folder on my desktop had 2 customer list documents in it. One that I had open within the last few days is not in the folder and I didn't find that out until last night. I turned the computer off intending to make a search today.
When I use a doc I close it saving the changes so it should stay in the same folder. A search using a customer name, date etc dos find the relevant file but I can't find this one. I can't believe it would have been deleted but I'm starting to wonder. And without realizing the doc was lost I emptied the recycle bin today. The computer has been used each day. Today it hasn't been turned off.
Is there any hope of a recovery?
Mike.
 

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I have an ACER laptop with a dual hardrive, so I decided I'd relocate my music folder so that it wouldn't clog up my main drive and allow me to store instead on the second. I accidentally did it to my Documents folder instead, and then after my Music folder. All is well but I now seem to have 2 Music folders to the D drive and no more Documents folder. Here is what I mean:



Any way to resotre?

Answer:Lost Windows Document Folder

Hello Richie, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if doing OPTION THREE in the tutorial below for the Documents folder can restore it after a couple of restarts.

Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So I was working on an assignment for university on Friday night, and saved it multiple times before minimizing the document and shutting my computer. I left for the weekend, came back today and I can't find the document anywhere on my computer, including Word's Unsaved documents folder. It's due at 5 pm and I wasn't completely done, but I'm not sure if I can re-do the whole thing in time. Can anyone help?
 

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Yesterday I was deleting old and obsolete files and generally cleaning up.
I came across, in Windows 7, under Favorites a file that said "Recently Changed" and found a long list of files there,
So, being in a cleanup mode, I decided to delete all listings in that category, reasoning that I don';t need to see what I've recently changed.
Today I noticed that I am missing at least two currently used Excel Document files that I would have never manually deleted.
I'm mortified...!!! is there any way to undo the "recently changed" file deletions ??
 

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Hi guys, By posting this I know I will probably get grilled for complete recklessness and stupidity. The truth is that you will be right. I have no idea how this happened, or even if this is what happened. Anyway, I worked the whole day on a word document without saving, at least that is what should have happened because now all my work is just gone. I have googled for about 2 hours now and tried multiple methods. With no luck. I have office 2007 and tried the following:

-.tmp and .asd and ~ files
- open and repair from windows
and others I can't remember now

If anyone has any advice, I'd appreciate it because I am quite desperate!

Answer:Lost work in word document

If you click on Office>Recent, is there a 'Recover Unsaved Documents' option just to the right of centre at the bottom of the window?

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I am wondering if i should send in a petition to MS on this. I wonder if I overlook things and if it's a reasonable RFC.

1.) Opened a attatched Word document in Outlook webaccess (OWA) 2007
2.) Modified the docoment (2 hours of work in this case )
3.) Clicked the Save button and closed the document
4.) Realized myself it was saved in some tempfolder...
5.) Started looking for it by doing the same action (with same document...)
6.) Step 5 has probaply overwritten my work

I managed to find where it should be
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\
This folder contains a couple of 8-position alpha nummeric (capital) named folders, and all I found was my unchanged opened unchanged document.

Now why does IE9 overwrite (assuming step 6 is true) the file with exactly the same name? Normally it suffixes something like "(1)". I am suggesting MS should make a change in OWA (still used alot) and/or IE9 that a tempsaved file cannot be saved modified by a user again in a tempfolder. I am pretty much done with the fact this is still possible. It is also a nasty thing in business environments where you don't have access to folders like these.

Thanks for looking at it!

Johannes

BTW: and why are the Temporary Internet files subfolders not visible in explorer. Only visible by pasting in the full pathname. Weird isnt it?

Answer:Lost a document through OWA 2007 in tempfolder

The browser cache (Temporary Internet files) holds previously viewed pages. However it's not clear to me how it is involved with Microsoft Exchange Server, which should be saving your documents. Normally, we can view the cache through Tools/Internet Options/General/Browsing History/Settings so it doesn't matter if it's hidden in Windows Explorer. That window can be ordered my modified date if you view the cache in details view and have added that column header.

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hi this is my first post and I'm not sure if this is even the right section. Here it goes: I wrote my PhD thesis outline using OpenOffice 2.2 and saved it to my USB key. God love me, but I cannot open the document either on my laptop (sadly running on Windows Vista) nor on my friend's iBook G4.  When opening through OpenOffice, the error message says: cannot read, document is not in WinWord97 and when I try with AppleWorks 6 it says that Translator could not read or translate the document. When we try to open the document on the windows computer all we see are strange hieroglyphics where there should be text.What can we do? Is the text lost forever? What may have happened? Any advice is welcome

Answer:thesis text document lost? on usb key

So you can't open it with Open Office on the same computer?What if you try copying the file back to the computer it was originally made on.

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I use OpenOffice Writer and I wrote several pages of text that's really kinda important and I have no idea about computers at all so getting it back isn't going well. Basically, I've got an old laptop and occasionally the battery dies without giving me any notice before hand (I try to keep an eye on it but I get absorbed in my work so that usually ends badly), however a lot of the time openoffice manages to recover the work I've done. In fact this is the first time that I can remember when it hasn't been able to. So I'd love to know how to recover my lost work - it's not a full document, just the stuff I was working on today, but it's still a lot of work and I need it back. Help please?
 

Answer:lost text from a recovered document

You will only be able to recover up to the latest AUTOSAVE. The timing of these is up to you to set from within OpenOffice (and I don't know what it defaults to).
You might try looking in your TEMP folder - wherever that is set to- , or, your Office TEMP folder if that is different (it is in MS Office).

I suggest that if you have an iffy machine, you set the default to a shortish time.
 

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I rensently lost a document. It was very sensitive info i tried to do a system restore and it wont work. my quiestion is what reasons would system restore not work.

and if anyone has an idea how to retrieve a lost document that wold be nice. I;m running XP home SP 2

Answer:Lost document/system restore

Hi,

Actually would need much more information. Did you save the document? What format was the document in? What program? Did you lose the rest of your documents in that area? Have you tried the search for a key word from how you saved it in the program that you saved the document in? Have you tried a general search of the computer for the key word? What did you save it on (hard disk, floppy, Zip drive, USB drive, etc)

When we get that info, someone might be able to assist you.

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Hi there folks,

A friend of mine was completing a twenty page Word document for his science class, saved the document and closed out of Word. Later on he was working on a similarly named document, and after he was finished working on the new file, he somehow opened the save dialog and replaced the twenty page finals paper with a similar name!

Is there a program that can restore the previous version or some type of tweak that is available for recovering the older file? As you can imagine, he's at wits end trying to figure out how to restore his composition, if there is any suggestions you can offer towards resurrecting the file, he would be very appreciative.

He's currently using an HP laptop with Windows ME. I'm going to call him back right away and see if there is any more info he can release about the Office version etc., anything that you might find helpful, as outlined in the "Read Me First" sticky.

I know my first post in this forum might seem like I'm leeching information, but this friend of mine is at wits end! I'll try and see if there is some easy questions that I can answer in the mean time, just in case anyone knows how to tackle this toughy.

P.S. He doesn't have any backup software on his pc (yet). I've been trying to get him to buy some for awhile, but it looks like he just might have to learn the hard way.

 

Answer:Recover Lost Word Document?

I am unaware of any way to recover a file that has been overwritten like that.
Perhaps someone else has an idea.
 

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I have just accidentally "saved as" one document using the title of another - in other words, I have saved document X using the title document Y, but the trouble is, document Y already existed and has now been saved over. Quite apart from feeling a real numpty, I wonder, is there any way that I can recover the original file? Tim

Answer:Can I recover a lost Word document?

you could try having a look through the temporary files and see if there was a backup made at any point, but I wouldnt hold my breath :(

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how do I recover the contents of a word doc I've been working on and saving regularly which has now vanished and left me with a "blank" document with the same title?

Answer:lost word document contents

.If you haven't come out of the document you could try Undo until the contents of your document re-appear.Peter.

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My girlfriend was working on a big project for school. She worked on it earlier in the day and sent it to herself so she could work on it at home. She opened the document at home and finished working on it, after she was done with it she saved it from opening it from her email account.

Now she can't find where she put it and is very upset about it. I can't seem to find it either. I've looked everywhere. It's somewhere isn't it? She saved it but we can't find it on her computer anywhere.

Does anyone have any idea where this file could be? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Problem finding a lost document

The eaiest way would be to use windows search to look for the file name.

Also not sure what verison of Windows that computer has, but I would just check the temp folders as that is where all downloads go when you check open and not save as.

Also if it was done in word, it will usually have the last 5 (i think) documents opened i word under the file menu. You can try looking there and open it from that and chose save as.

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Ok, so here is the situation. I was working on a script tonight that I opened up as an attachment from an email. As I finished it up, I clicked save, or at least I though I did. Then I went ahead and closed Microsoft Word. There was no dialog box prompting me to save changes or anything, it just closed. Now, I cannot find the file whatsoever. I have searched under recent documents, temporary internet files, and I searched for .tmp files and .asd files as well. I did find one .tmp file that was created around the same time that I lost my document. I have tried to open it up in Word and it prompts me to convert file from a variety of formats, including plain text, encoding text, rtf, etc. I am completely stuck and do not know what to do. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.I am running XP PRO with SP2. My notebook came preinstalled with Microsoft Word 2002, so I have no backup installation cd. I have been told that the file WORDRET.MSI is the installation file, but I cannot find that file anywhere on my hard drive.Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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I have been working on a document all day. It is about 15 pages long. Periodically I would save what I had typed. All of a sudden it disappeared. The name of the word document still shows up, but I have a blank page. I tried to restore it but it doesn't restore. It says that the document was created on 01/11/14 at 10:20 am. It says it was modified at 5:10 pm. It says it has 17KB. Where could it be and how do I retrieve it?

Answer:I lost a document I have been working on for hours

Try here:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316951MIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/

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I put a search in the archive ('lost document') to see if I can trace a document. Two threads appeared but I can't open the one I wish...one written by jtw on 24.09.2002. Can anyone offer a solution to opening it? When clicking on the'overwriting and lost document' I get into a general PC Advisor page.

Answer:Archive help please...Lost overwritten document

2 years is a long time, I think the archive is pruned every so often.

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Got a new Samsung laptop, Windows 8, and was in process of setting it up. Had a few snags doing this but had set restore points as I went along as a safety net. Tried a restore, but was unsuccessful due to "anti-virus interference". So switched of Norton and Windows firewall, still did not restore. This is when I probably did a silly thing. I did a Recovery to factory settings - no problem I thought as it was a new laptop with hardly any new input on. I now find I do not have any library files. When I click documents, pictures, music etc error message is "files not working". Can I in some way restore these files? and is there anything else which may have failed which I have not yet found out? Do I need to get Windows 8 reinstalled? Any suggestions gratefully appreciated.

Answer:Lost Document Files Windows 8

Many thanks Jock1e, as I had bought the laptop from John Lewis it occured to me that besides the 2 year warranty I also got a 90 day software support. So gave them a ring and a nice man called Dave told me how to reset to factory settings, as it was only a couple of days old and I had not loaded much on it (hold down shift key + press restart), worked fine.
He also advised that once I had more data on the laptop a less drastic soloution would be a "refresh" to undo the last moves (PC settings-general-refresh), which was what you suggested in your second post. Now all set up and running fine, many thanks again.

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All my folders in My Documents just display as a plain yellow folder (default folder), whereas the My Music, My Pictures folders had the personalised icons on them, can anyone help me get these back again?
Thanks
Gordon
 

Answer:Lost My Document special folders

Assuming you are using XP, just right click on the folder and choose "Customize".
Then take it from there.
 

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I accidentally opened the same excel document that I was currently working on and it erased my progress. Does anyone know if I should just give up hope and start over or is there a way to recover that data?
 

Answer:2007 excel document lost

I am guessing that you mean you opened it up again from an Outlook attachment right? If the answer is yes and I recall correctly it will overwrite the temporary file it makes.
 

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Can anybody help a damsel in distress please? I unwittingly closed a word document and when I reopened it, I realized that my work hadn't been saved. I tried to retrieve it via the File tab (most recent documents) but my most recent work today was not saved.

Is there any way of retrieving the document (from the hard-drive etc) as it was immediately before I accidentally closed it?

Any advice offered will be very gratefully received.
 

Answer:Lost dissertation word document on mac

Sorry i can't help with that problem exactly, however i can give a bit of advise for the future which you may already know. If you are wanting to save in the future just press Ctrl+S this way your work will save automatically, its an easy and lazy way to save your work frequently... as I said you may have already known this but thought i would try help in that way rather than not helping at all
 

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When I now drag an icon to the desk top, I no longe have the web document tab, so can't make a new icon picture. I have Windows 7 and IE 9 on my computer. I tried the webdoctab.reg fix, but it says that is was not written successfully to the registry.
Wonder what else I can do to get the web document tab to come back.
Thanks,

Answer:lost the web document tab in icon properties

you didn't specify what you are doing, but just dragging an icon shortcut from your computer (ex) program, or file, will not give you the Web Document tab. This is only if you drag a hyperlink from a web page to your desktop, because that would be a WEB document.

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First, I'm using a laptop with windows vista. I was writing a text document but didn't save it. I then set my laptop to hibernate and when I turned it back on the file was gone. Any way to recover it?

*update* Hah nevermind I found the text document stored in another folder, whew. But just for the knowledge, is there a solution to this problem?

Answer:Recover a lost text document

using notepad, word or what other text editor?

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Greetings,

Under 'My Ducuments' folder (pointing to C:\USers\myusername\My Ducuments), I think the default setup is to have links to 'My Music', 'My Videos', and 'My Pictures'. Somohow I've deleted or lost the link to 'My Pictures' (but I have the video and music links). How do I restore the 'My Pictures' link within My Documents?

At first, I thought just crating a shortcut to my picture location (C:\Users\myusername\My Pictures) would restore this, but the original link is not a shortcut but a full fledged 'File Folder' (as described in Explorer) but with a little arrow in the folder icon suggesting it's a link/shortcut (?). So How to I recreate this 'My Pictures' File Folder that is really a link?

Thanks.

Answer:Lost My Document > My Pictures 'link'

  
Quote: Originally Posted by idiocracy


Greetings,

Under 'My Ducuments' folder (pointing to C:\USers\myusername\My Ducuments), I think the default setup is to have links to 'My Music', 'My Videos', and 'My Pictures'. Somohow I've deleted or lost the link to 'My Pictures' (but I have the video and music links). How do I restore the 'My Pictures' link within My Documents?

At first, I thought just crating a shortcut to my picture location (C:\Users\myusername\My Pictures) would restore this, but the original link is not a shortcut but a full fledged 'File Folder' (as described in Explorer) but with a little arrow in the folder icon suggesting it's a link/shortcut (?). So How to I recreate this 'My Pictures' File Folder that is really a link?

Thanks.


Give this tutorial a look and see if it will help you. Libraries - Restore Default

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Hi All,

My neighbour typed up a Word document that was the minutes for an important meeting. The meeting lasted 3 hours, hence the importance.

The meeting was held at her local primary school so she was not connected to the internet at the time of clicking on the SAVE icon.
In a perfect world, the document would be saved and uploaded to SkyDrive when next connected to the internet.
The document has vanished :confused When she turned her computer on this morning she did notice some sort of error message but did not write it down :crybaby
It said something about a server, apparently. But as we know what someone tells us is the problem, rarely is!

Does anyone know how to recover the document? She is using Windows 8.
I have tried searching the C drive for the file name but nothing.
I have opened SkyDrive and looked in recent documents, not there. I also tried logging on to SkyDrive through www.skydrive.com rather than accessing it through the START menu for Windows 8.

Any suggestions? The research I have done tells me the document has gone.:cry:cry:cry

Thanks for reading.
 

Answer:SkyDrive - Lost Important Document

It should be in her local Skydrive folder on the computer, under My Documents > Sky Drive >Documents. Even if she used the Metro icon for Skydrive, it should be in the same User folder under the Start Menu.

I use Start8, so it gives me the original XP/Vista/7 menu. If you do Windows key + X, it will bring up a context menu in the desktop, that will allow you to do a Search or bring up file explorer.

Personally I would still save files to a thumb drive or on the local My documents folder, then have Skydrive, Google docs, Owncloud, Box.com, etc. set to automatically sync that folder, which it should be setup to do already.

The file is probably out in her My Documents folder, so she is going to have to look in the "Recent Documents" side of Word and see if it shows up in there, then see if it will open.
 

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I lost a document on excel and it did not turn up on any file or word search. It is not in the recycle bin and I have no idea how it got lost.
Is there any other way I can locate it?

Answer:Microsoft Excel- Lost Document

try restoreit

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when i renamed my word document file (which was incredibly stupid because it even prompted me that it might get corrupted), i lot all access to that file. is there any way to retrieve the data? it changed in appearance from the "w" letter pasted in upper-left with the upper-right page turned down to a beady-eyed-looking multi-dot file.
 

Answer:Lost access to Word document after renaming it

What has probably happened is that you've renamed the extension. If you change it back to have the extension .doc (or .docx if you're using Word O7 or 10) it should work again.
 

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My laptop has been updated to windows 10 and all of my files have been lost and my latop is asking for my local account password when trying to locate my old files. I did not have a local password before the update but I cannot do anything without entering my local hp user password and as far as I am concerned I have never set one up. Can you please help as I have lost ALL of my family/wedding photos (1000's) as well as all of my university work. Many thanks.

Answer:Windows 10 has lost ALL my university work, all my document ...

Hi,Try to boot into LiveCD, try to gain access to drive and copy all your files to external media:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDElse, take out the hard drive from its bay. Connect it to another PC using SATA to USB adapter. Copy the files you need using Windows explorer.https://www.walmart.com/ip/StarTech.com-USB-3.0-to-2.5-SATA-III-Hard-Drive-Adapter-Cable-w-UASP-Stor...RegardsVisruth

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My daughter was writing a paper (XP) in Word, which she didn't know had been having problems. She put the cursor to file to save it and word shut down. When I go to tools and try to find the temp file I get an error message and it needs to shut down. Any way to find this document?
Thanks in advance
Kathy
 

Answer:Solved: lost unsaved word document

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How can i get them back, i've tried everything.If anyone has a copy i can borrow i'll send it right back " xp professional service pack

Answer:I lost my paint and word document programs

Did you do a Search for mspaint ?

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I created an OpenOffice document and saved it several times. It did not save in OpenOffice, was never listed in "recent documents". I found it saved in WordPad. I never was able to locate it in my documents folders, including those under program files. It has disappeared. I checked the recycle bin. It was not there. I went into the registry to restore previously deleted documents to the recycle bin. It was still not there. I tried numerous document/file recovery/undelete softwares, including the one OpenOffice recommended, Recuva. No results. What are my other options, if any? I need the information in this document today to know how much to pay my employees. This is very urgent! Please get back to me ASAP! Thank you for your support! l

Answer:OpenOffice support, lost or deleted document

If you remember the name of the file, have you tried doing a search of your HD?BUT, Before you do the search,Click Start Click Control Panel, Select Appearance and PersonalizationSelect Folder Options.Click the View tab.Under Advanced settingsclick Show hidden files, folders, and drives click OKThat way, if the file got saved in some out of the way location you have a better chance of finding it.MIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/

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hi there - my father is working on a large word document in word 97 - he is not very computer literate and has not been backing up his files. He has somehow managed to delete virtually all of the text on around 160 pages, and this version of his document has been saved (he only has 2 characters on 1 page in total). I have gone into the versions option in the File menu, but there are no previous versions listed, I guess because he had not activated this function. Everything points toward the information being lost, except that if i look in the file's properties it seems that the file still appears to be about the right size (around 660kb). Does this mean that his text may still exist somewhere in the file, and may then be recoverable? (i would have thought with virtually no text the file should be much smaller). It also says that there have been 98 revisions of his documents. Is there any way to access an earlier revision, prior to him deleting all of this text?

I would appreciate any information or advice extremely, even if it is just to clarify that he has lost this file for good.
Thanks
Kym
 

Answer:please help - recovering lost text in word 97 document

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Hello, please help i bought my wife a new laptop windows 10, as her previous laptop power supply went, i took the hd out of the old laptop windows 7, put it into a caddy and dragged the docs she wanted over. but i have lost 2 file word docs, gone from the hd and not on the new laptop. I know i should of copied them, but everything else i dragged over is there. Help please, she is a writer and she needs the word docs back.
Than you

Answer:lost document draging from exteranl hd to desktop

Do you know the names of the files so that you can search for them as they might have been dragged and dropped to another folder without you realising.

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I need help with this document. It's damaged. Until now, I only thought that it could not be copied or successfully submitted onto a website. Now, however, I found out it's worse: I opened the document, and some of the text is gone. In place of it are squares, symbols, and a ton of column and page breaks. The document never HAD any columns in the first place! It was a simple document, words only, Times New Roman font, just one indented paragraph after another, with a few ~'s here and there. That was it.A huge chunk of the text is gone. I opened Microsoft Word help, and entered in "recovering lost text" and pressed search, and it told me this:Recover the text from a damaged documentLearn about preventing loss of work. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the General tab.Make sure the Confirm conversion at Open check box is selected, and then click OK.Click Open .In the Files of type box, click Recover Text from Any File.Open the document as usual. I did all of that, and it ALMOST worked...almost! Except it didn't give me back ALL of my document. It gave me back about half of it, minus the chunk that I really wanted back; it didn't give me back any of the stuff I didn't already have, because, you see, the text gone is about half through the document, and it goes for a few pages with the squares, symbols, and column/page breaks, then it repeats some paragraphs I had at the document beginning, and then it skips to the end of the document. Meanwhile, this hug... Read more

Answer:Recovering lost text from Word document

Hi,Which Microsoft Words do you use? Which formatte did you save in? What extension, .emz? The wired charaters are ASCII codes, sounds like it is a compressed file and when you try to open it, it wasn't decomperssed.Richard.

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I created a document but did not finish or save it. Instead, I left the document on-screen and went to sleep, allowing the machine to go into hibernation mode, as it always does.

When I went back to work on the document this morning, the letter was gone. I am probably using wrong terms here, but Word keeps an apparently ongoing backup copy of all open documents that are still open - this "ghost" document has a "?" as first character in file name, with the first word in that document as the title (if/when it has not been saved/named).

That "ghost" document is still here, but is not legible (only seemingly random characters scattered on the page), and ONLY that "ghost" is here. I have searched the whole machine, but cannot find the letter I was working on anywhere. This has happened before, but never with a document that mattered much. This time, I really want to retrieve that work. I am clear that this has something to do with the age of the Office xp (x32) installation on this newer x64 box.

Word has always been good at saving periodic backups, even of un-named documents, so this is confusing, at best... terribly frustrating at worst. I can't afford to upgrade the Office Suite now, but I do need a functional version of Word. Help?!?

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Hello.
So I saved a report I was working on only on my USB drive, which I just realize I lost. I was wondering if there was a way to recover the document from the PC I was working on ?
Thanks in advance
P.S : Working on Windows 8
 

Answer:Recovering a LibreOffice document only saved on a now-lost USB

Hi Lilins, welcome to TSG.

If you never saved it to the hard drive and it was only ever on the USB, then it's unlikely you'll be able to find anything on the PC. There's a slight chance that a temp file might have been saved to your computer, but it's unlikely it's still there in a usable format after you've closed the file and removed the USB. But you could try searching for a phrase in the document, or the document title, to see if there's anything salvageable.
 

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I am using Office 2000 with XP Pro, IE8, and SP3. I had three pages typed in MS Word for a newspaper article and lost everything except the first two paragraphs. I've never had this happen, so I certainly have no idea of what caused the problem. I was wondering if there is anyway to recover my information, there was a great deal of thought and work involved in this document. I would greatly appreciate any help I may receive, this has been energy draining as I have tried to recover this information to no avail.

Thanks for any help someone may be willing to offer.
Reid
 

Answer:Solved: Lost Microsoft Word Document

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Hi,
I have misplaced a password protected word document. I've ran a detailed search, but I can't find it. I presume it is because it is password protected (I tried to search for a file that I knew the location of that was protected and my computer couldn't find it).
Thanks!
k

Answer:Finding a lost password protected document

Although we won't help you crack the password, start by searching all .doc and .docx files. Search all possible drives and even .bak files.

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So maybe it's late and I'm cranky, but I didn't see this thread already.

Microsoft Office 2000 - Win Me (unfortunately)

I'm trying to mail merge my Outlook Contacts/Address book into a printed document to carry between computers. It works great using "use address book" and looks fabulous if I do say so myself. The problem is that it skips many of my contacts. It doesn't matter if I sort or filter the records. It skips the same people and I don't see any similarities among the skipped records.

I'm open to suggestions because this is just weird.
 

Answer:Mail Merge Lost Outlook Contacts in Document

a-hawks:
I've considered your post, and can only think to test the doc on my PC. If that's an option for you, email to [email protected]. I'll see if it does the same here and, if so, why...
 

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I have an End User using GMAIL to email a word document.

End User did the following:

Opened Gmail.
Opened Attached Word File
Worked on the word file in word for several hours.
Clicked "Save" every 10 minutes or so but did not click "Save As".
The End User then closed Word.

We are trying to find where Word would have saved that document.

Does anyone have an idea?

Thanks.
-BS
 

Answer:Solved: Word document saved from web mail lost.

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Well, here is the problem, I appreciate that this may be specific to my works network etc. but just wondering if anyone had come across anything similar or had any ideas what may cause it?

I worked all day yesterday on a document I am producing, did regular saves throughout the day as I always do. It is a big file (52.5Mb) containing a lot of pictures, hence the size.

Finished work yesterday, saved again and shutdown the machine, same as normal.

When I came in this morning, started her up and opened the file, it had lost all the work I did yesterday with the file reverting back to as it was when I finished on Monday. No errors came up, did not ask to recover from a temp file or anything, it opened as normal apart from missing all the work I did yesterday.

It was saved on a networked drive, I.T. guys are a little stumped at the moment, they say there is no version controlled backups on that particular network, I have searched to ensure I didn't randomly save it anywhere else and I hadn't.

Any thoughts or ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: Lost data from MS Word 2003 document.

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Hi there this is really urgent i typed for 5hours and when I wanted to save my word closes and now lost all my work i have typed normally there would show a window of my last working files that it can bring some of it back before the 10minutes but cant find that window that pop's up anymore. Please where can I find this window I really need this task need to print it at 7. 30

Answer:Word closes when i want to save document!!! Lost all my work!!!! HELP

Well, if autosave was on, try going here to look for any autosave files:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word\

Of check your word settings for save and check where your current auto save flder is set too...

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So I am officially desperate! I worked on a project in Microsoft Word 2007. I then went to go open it the next day and all of the text was completely gone!! I am only a beginner when it comes to computers so I have absolutely no idea what happened.
To better understand the problem here were the chain of events:
I worked on 2 documents, saved them in a folder, and then closed MSWord
I then worked on them the next day not realizing that for some reason they were opened as "Read Only"
Seeing that, I copied the the text and saved them in new documents
I went to Documents and attempted to move the new documents into the folder with the originals but an error message reading something like "this action cannot be completed because the file is open in another program" when the file was NOT open
In my frustration I attempted to move it over and over again to no avail
I gave up and closed the Documents folder and turned off my computer
The very next day I went to open the project and both the original documents and the copied ones were COMPLETELY EMPTY!!!
the files were still there but the all of text was completely gone!
Through Microsoft forums I've repeatedly tried the "Recover Text from any File" and "Open and Repair" methods
They've remained completely empty
I don't think I can redo the project correctly in the time it is due! Please any info will help. Thanks

Also, if this helps- I tried to save another Document and MSW says... Read more

Answer:Please Help! Lost text in Microsoft Word 2007 document

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My operating system is Windows XP, Home Edition.

I was editing a very large document in Microsoft Word and somehow wasn't able to save it and it disappeared leaving in it's place a file called ~WRL3892TMP. I can't open it as it says file not found and clicking on properties tab shows that it's a hidden file. Since I'm unable to open this TMP file, there is no way I can change the file extension from tmp to doc (saw this suggested elsewhere).

I am the only person using this computer so if it's a permissions issue, what do I do? I don't understand "permissions" either. I just want my document back..

Please help!

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: Lost Document in Microsoft Word - WRL TMP file instead

Do you have an earlier version of the document saved anywhere? Perhaps you could reconstruct it from that point. There may be a way to restore the document from that temp file, but I don't know what it is. Sorry!
 

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I have an excel spreadsheet that an end user lost the password to. Can anyone recommend any free password reset/document recovery tools?

I found a few but they only seem to do a brute force for up to two letters unless I spend $50 for the commercial version.
if there are not any free ones can you recommend a really good one that is worth the money.

B
 

Answer:Free Recover lost office document password

maxedoutcc said:

the irony of finding a program called "Free Word Excel Password Wizard" lol

it worked great for my problem.Click to expand...

LOL.
I can reset your computer administrator password but I can't help you with your excel spreadsheet. I'm sorry. I'd like to know if you find a progie that can do it. Touchy subject here I think.
 

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The weirdest thing happened. I'd tried to install the Verizon DSL software but was having problems. After speaking with Tech Support(?) they remoted into my Desktop to see what I meant. Immediately after that I've lost all the files in My Documents, My Pictures, all my bookmarks and preferences for Opera,etc. I don't believe they've been deleted, just lost. I found these two entries into the registry through Spybot S&D:

8/27/2006 4:51:27 PM Allowed value "RemVZDSLFolders" (new data: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd /c rmdir /q /s """) added in System Startup user entry!

8/27/2006 4:51:31 PM Allowed value "RemVZDSLFiles" (new data: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd /c del /f /q /s """) added in System Startup global entry!

Now I can't even find C:\\WINDOWS\system32\cmd?? What happened? Can I recover??

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Lost My Document, Pictures, WINDOWS CMD after verizon install

If this happened after a remote connection with Verizon tech support I would call them back and have them fix it. They caused it they fix it. This is the best way and it is something that has probably happed in the past so they will know how to fix it, if you are unsuccessful with whatever agent you get ask for a supervisor and have them have a higher tech acall you back
 

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I'm going to tell the whole story incase the answer is somewhere lost in one of the steps I took. I'm writing a paper for school and it needs to be on Word 2007. I have two accesses to this type of Microsoft Word. At my boyfriend's house and at school. I started it at my boyfriends house and didn't have my flash drive, so I e-mailed it as an attatchment to my yahoo e-mail. When I was at school, I opened it and worked on it again. I saved it. Later still at school, I opened it, worked on it again and saved it. As I was saving it I realized that the one I had originally opened from my boyfriend's house was the file extention .docx and the file extention my school uses, even though they both are Microsoft Word 2007, was .doc. So I saved it twice just incase one file wouldn't open. When I got to my boyfriends house, I opened the .doc file. It came up and I finished my paper. Throughout working on it, I randomly and continually clicked the "save" button. Not the "save as". When I was finally finished, I went to upload it onto the internet to turn it in like I always do, and I couldn't find it. I of course closed the program before I realized I couldn't find it, so I couldn't try to resave it as something else. I know I saved it more than once. I looked everywhere I can possibly think of!! The recent documents, my documents, everything.

I really need help. Please someone tell me there's a way to find it. It mus... Read more

Answer:Lost But Saved Microsoft Word 2007 Document

It "saved" to a temporary folder. If you've searched the whole drive for the file name and it didn't show up, then it has already been wiped out. When working with e-mail attachments, you need to save it to a known location before making changes to it.
 

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OMG! I was working for hours on a group. I continoiusly saved the word document throughout. I closed the document and now it is gone! I can not find it. I tried searching for it- but still no luck! I am so frustrated. I am on a school computer but logged in under my user id. I am still here trying to figure this out! Please help I want to go home!
 

Answer:Lost word document! Originally attached in email

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I had a word document open (it wasn't saved). I was working on something for a few hours. Then I opened another word document (that I have had trouble opening in the past) and it completely closed the other, unsaved document that I had been working on.

I hadn't saved the 1st document so I can't search for it. And when I open the 2nd document (that closed the first) it tells me that the document caused a serious error the last time I opened it and asks me if I want to continue opening it.

Please help! I really need to recover this word document. Is there any way I can do it?
 

Answer:Solved: MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT LOST, HELP! Panicking!

Try reading here

http://www.amset.info/tips/office-recovery.asp
 

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Hi Friends,
I have a problem in my PC I use Windows 7 Ultimate and I have lost my New Microsoft Word Document Shortcut on my Right Click Context Menu. please tel me hove to insert New Microsoft Word Document Link into Context menu.
Thanks
B/Rgts,
Kosala.

Answer:Lost my New Microsoft Word Document Shortcut on Context Menu

Hello. This works up to Office 2003. But you may try it.
Add Word/Excel 97-2003 Documents Back to the "New" Context Menu After Installing Office 2007 - How-To Geek

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10. I use Office 2010. Since my upgrade, at least twice I have lost final versions of documents. Last night I saved the document using the "save" button. The computer auto-shut down and restarted overnight to install system upgrades. The auto-recovery does not have my final version. Thank God I have a printed copy so I can reconstruct the document from there.
Two questions: How do I locate the final version of my document? How do I prevent this annoying inconvenience from reoccurring?
Thanks for your help!

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HP Pavilion 20-b013w All-in-one PC
 
Windows edition: Windows 8.1
Processor: AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon ™ HD Graphics 1.40 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB (3.58 GB usable)
System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor
 

Devices and Drives:
 
OS (C:) 311 GB free of 444 GB
Recovery Image (D:) 2.42 GB free of 19.7 GB
DVD RW Drive (E:)
SDHC (F:) 2.51 GB free of 3.73 GB
Removable Disk (H:) 13.2 GB free of 14.8 GB

 
I use with it the original wireless keyboard and a wired mouse (which isn't the original mouse that was wireless).
 
I use AVG anti-virus (free) and Zonealarm Firewall (free).
 
Hello to all of you. This is my first post. I hope that this is the appropriate forum for this particular problem that I have.
 
This morning I accidentally forgot to restore some text to a Rich Text Document (rtd) before closing it; as a consequence I lost that portion of text (which is a portion that I didn't have the luxury of losing). Is there a way for me to regain that portion of text after the fact of having lost it? (I haven't been able to figure out a way to do it.) If someone can provide me with instructions as to how I can do that I would appreciate it. And if it isn't possible that I can do that then I would appreciate someone confirming it for me so that I can just let it go and move on to my next fiasco.

Answer:Can I Regain Some Lost Text In A Rich Text Document?

Help.Help. Mod Edit:  Merged posts - Hamluis.

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When saving a Word 2007 document as a webpage (htm, html), an extra folder is automatically created besides the hmtl document itself. This folder contains background information like pictures, wallpaper etc. Is there a way to prevent that folder from being created in the first place? I've got Word 2000 on another computer, and when I save my word documents as html files over there, that extra folder is not generated. The only time that folder is created in 2000 is if my documents contain pictures, wallpaper etc. In Word 2007, it is created all the time, even though my documents are just plain text.
 

Answer:Solved: Word 2007, saving document as html document: how to get rid of extra folder?

Managed to find the solution, it was very simple after all. One has to save the document as a filtered webpage and click "yes" when a box pops up warning you that you will use certain featuers which are specific to Office2007, such as the background. Then the document will save without that extra folder and files.
 

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I have two questions regarding documents created in Word 2007...

1) Can links be created within a Word document? For example, can I click on and item my table of contents and have the document jump to that particular section of the document?

2) Also, is there a way to make sections of the document hidden until the user clicks a specific word or graphic in the document?

I'd like to specify a particular instruction and include a "Show example" link that would make a detailed example appear for those who needed the extra help.

Thanks everyone!

Answer:Word 2007 - Links within a document? Hide/Show sections of a document?

If you created table of contents through References - Table of Contents, you can hold Ctrl and click on the item in that table, word will take you there. This feature is standard.

Also, to navigate inside document you can use bookmark option.
Insert bookmarks. Word 2010 Bookmarks
Then insert Hyperlink - in the window select second tab "Place in This Document" and choose your bookmark.

As for hiding parts of document, I do not think that is possible.
You can create that in HTML document with javascript, but not in Word document.

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I am running XP and Word 2000 and Nortons. Word will crash if you leave the document open for a while (there is no specific time frame) and then select close (icon). The error - Microsoft Word for Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close. The details are: AppName: winword.exe
appver 9.0.0.3822
Modname: kernel32.dll
modvers: 5.1.26002180
offset 0001eb33

This has pretty much happened since I got this laptop. I have reformatted and reinstalled everything (due to another problem) and still have the same problem with word. I have used the same CD on other computers to install word and they do not have the same problem.

I use a variety of templates and plain documents in my work and can not pin point it to one template.

If you leave Word open with a document (no matter what size) and come back to it later this is when the problem happens. I started to get around it my saving first then closing, but this no longer works. The save completes and then I select Close and this is when it happens - you get the dreaded pause and then you hear the whirl of the computer and then you get the Microsoft Word for Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close. Firstly I could put up with it but is now just a nusiance.
 

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This is just one of those odd quirks I have run into. When I open a new document in Word, then open an older file, the new document closes and only the old one is displayed.Using Microsoft Office 2010, specifically Word.Windows 7 64-bitA bit of explanation, I often do research/writing for school or for fun. This issue has always happened, just one of those small annoyances.Here is the exact thing that is happening:1. I open a new (blank) word document, by clicking on the Word icon or by selecting "Open New Document" in the Word program.2. I open an older (saved) Word document, by clicking on the saved file, not by using the "Open" function in Word.3. The New (empty) document disappears, only the older document is open. I must now open a new empty document to write in. What I want to happen:1. Open new document2. Open old document3. Both new and old document are open (2 windows).Other notes in no particular order:- Word has always operated like this. Just wondering if there is a way to stop it.- I am not using the "Open" function in Word to open the older file, I am opening the older file by double-clicking it in the File explorer. When I use the "Open" function in Word, it does the same (basically "closing" the new file in order to open the old one). - I tried searching through Word's settings but couldn't find anything that seemed to relate to this behavior.- As per regular Word behavior, the new document is auto-na... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Word Question (Opening old document closes new empty document)

Yes, you are right. That is normal for MS Word.Do this:Open a new document. Type something. Even a single space. Save it with a name you want. Now open an older document. Both documents can be on the screen or cascaded.If memory is not an issue, you can haven two instances of Word.

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Is there any free software out there that will allow me to scan a document and convert it into word/excel and allow editing?
 

Answer:Converting scanned document from image to a word/excel document

you are going to want to search for OCR programs.

Try "freeware OCR" in google or check out www.Softpedia.com

example: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Text-editors/SimpleOCR.shtml
 

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This might be kind of tricky.

We're trying to streamline our RFQ-to-Quote process, which currently utilizes a combination of digital forms and hand-written forms passed among several departments. My boss asked me to modify the RFQ form to save him some typing (because he has to retype all the information in the final Quote), and I--not understanding the complexity of the process--very stupidly told him that it could be done fairly simply using form fields and bookmarks. He's been kind enough to grant me a lot of leniency because for him anything would be better than the current situation, so as long as I can improve on what we use now, he'll be happy.

I thought about creating form templates for each of the departments, then as the original RFQ circulated from one department to the next subsequent forms would be appended to it to create a rolling document. I'm not too happy with the that idea; there's all sorts of room for user error. I thought about creating a single document template containing every department's form, but a) I don't want any single department to be able to modify information gathered during another department's process, and b) certain departments must generate a variable number of copies of their form.

I told my boss the best way to accomplish a secure and low-maintenance RFQ-to-Quote would be to create a stand-alone Quote Generator application, but we both agree the effort is not condusive to the timeframe by whic... Read more

Answer:Word 2000: Creating a Master Document of document templates

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