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Old 05-18-2005, 11:33 AM   #1
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OK, I am pounding my head on my desk here. I was in the middle of a HUGE document and the computer crashed. I LOST IT ALL.

My question is: Is it possible to recover my document? And if so, can someone walk me through it?

Please help me! I don't want to have to type it all in again.

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Old 05-18-2005, 11:37 AM   #2
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What type of document was it? Was is Word or something like that? First thing I would check is your recent documents. Click on the Start button and then look for Recent Documents and see if it shows up in there.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:38 AM   #3
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It was Word. Checking....
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:39 AM   #4
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I am pretty sure that Word saves periodically on its own, but I am not positive of that. I am not sure where it would be stored either, but hang tight. I know this has come up before and others here have known where to look. How frustrating that must be for you!!!
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:40 AM   #5
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Nope, nothing there except some pictures I just sent out.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:41 AM   #6
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It is TOTALLY frustrating, and I know it saves stuff periodically, but I have no idea where to look. Thanks GB, I will wait and hope someone can help.
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start button >> search >> files & Folders >> enter the name of the .doc and hit search.

post back and we can go from there.
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btw..what operating system r u using (98, 2000, XP, etc.)?
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:49 AM   #9
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Word only saves stuff automatically if you set it up to do so.

Norton makes recovery software that will recover lost files. It's part of a utilities package they sell. If you have any Norton stuff on your computer, check it out.

If you're going to try to recover a file, don't do any other file saving in the interim as the new file may be saved into the area where your stuff is waiting to be recovered.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:52 AM   #10
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OK, I did the search. Nothing.

I am running XP.

I have recovered a document once before simply by opening word as soon as I got online again. Unfortunately this didn't work this time. Any more ideas?
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