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Recovering A Word Document


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#1 Fredthro

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:55 AM

I saved a very lengthy report I spent all last week writing. I emailed it to myself so I could finish it at home last night and was very different from the version I sent myself. I figured I sent the wrong one but when I got to the office this morning the same copy was present. When I write these, I paste a similar report onto a new document a rename it by adress. The only version present is the one with no changes other than the name change. How can this be? I had been saving it periodically and am 100% certain I saved the most recent draft. Can it be recovered or am I screwed?

I have a copy that I sent to myself on tues that is more current than the one I saved last night. I just cannot understand how this can be. I must not have saved it to the folder where I keep my reports. That's the only explanation. What's odd is that there are copies of stuff in the temp folder that are months old, but not my report.

These are c&p'd from another forum; someone there suggested this one. I'm in sort of a desperate situation here.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:38 AM

I'm not sure I quite understand what you are saying?

Let me see if I can paraphrase and you tell me if I got it.

You worked on a Word Document at work and saved it. Then sent the newly saved Word Document to yourself at home.

But the Document you supposedly sent to yourself at home, from work is not the same one you think you worked on and saved that you have at work?

If I have that right. Check your sent mail at work for the document and see if it's what you expected to send. If the document in your sent mail folder is the one you want, then you need to have your IT department figure out how the server changed that document.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:11 AM

If the document you saved was renamed on your work machine have a look through the most recent docs in word and see if the newer version is there. It could be just a case of you thinking you saved it to a certain location but it actually saved somewhere different.

I also would check the last modified date on the files to see if that does match with your last save point.

Just a thought.
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