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Most likely my documents, but if not there, open another word document and name it something, then search for it and find out what folder it’s in. You’ll find your other one there.
i search already, but it comes up with my old work, and not the new one i saved
The program should be set to save to the same location, if you re-open it and try to save something again. Or you can use Windows Search, if you remember what you named the file.
Also, if you have a folder full of different documents, try setting ‘Views’ to ‘Details’, then sorting by ‘Date Modified’.
When you open an email attachment your computer actually saves a copy of it to a temporary folder. When you clicked on “Save” after working on it Word might have saved it in that same folder. You could *try* going back to the email and opening the attachment again. This time before you do anything else click on “Save As” and hopefully it may put you in the same folder it automatically saved to earlier. Then you can try opening the file (be sure NOT to double-click on it from the save box or you may delete everything you did earlier!) from there or you could just back track and type the temp folder’s name in search (probably the safer way to go). The folder will probably be some random combination of letters and numbers.
Of course you may have you’re computer setup a bit differently and this whole post may be useless… but it’s worked for me in the past. =)
THANK YOU SO MUCH Veritas, you saved me. i woe u ya one, many thanks: )
You are very welcome. =)
Help… I did the same but mine isn’t coming up anywhere!!!!!?
If you can’t find the same temp folder that your computer saved to earlier then you can look around other temp folders to find it. All the relevant temporary folders should be in the same area. If the things I said above won’t work, then you could try doing a search on the entire temp folders directory (somewhere in the c drive, maybe in your windows account folder) for any word documents. So you’d probably type “*.doc” (without the quotes) in the search box and open up each document one by one till you find what you’re looking for.
There’s probably other things you could do to narrow your search but I’m a bit tired and can’t really think of anything more. I’ll post again if I remember anything else.
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application restores word files of any format MS Word from 2000 to 2010 version
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