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#1 abcd_1

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:43 PM

Hi.

i dont have ms office. was typing data in wordpad.

There was a power cut.

i do not have an ups, and i did not save the data.

The document is huge and important.

i cannot afford to lose it.

Please suggest me a technique to retrieve this data.

i did not make any changes to my computer. i use windows xp.

am i being foolish in requesting this help?

i dont mind ,, because the document is very very important.

Thanks in anticipation.

I sincerely believe that the experts will have the solution.


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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:59 PM

I am sorry but if you had not saved the document, I do not think there is any way to get it back. As far as I know, Wordpad does not have an auto save feature so it is just gone. This is why people always say, save, save, save.

When working on a document, it is a good idea to save it every few minutes, just in case something like this happens. I use WordPerfect and have it set to auto save every 3 minutes. Your time would probably better spent just recreating the document than trying to find a way to retrieve it.

I am sorry you lost it, I know that is very frustrating.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:27 PM

Wordpad does not have an auto save, feature. Wordpad is a stripped down bare bones word processor. Unfortunately when you lost power you lost your document. Sorry to be yet another bearer of bad news.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:30 PM

i have not yet opened the wordpad again.

is there some option like wordpad has got some buffer or clipboard that we can use.

any help would be cherished.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:43 PM

There is a good free alternative to MS Word products. The best maybe Open Office it may have the save features in it you need and I am sure there others.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 12:10 AM

No, Wordpad does not have those but even if it did, clipboard and all are wiped out when the power is.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 10:14 PM

Thanks all for the help with word pad.

But just out of curiosity, i put forward this question.

Suppose i use msword and save the data on desktop. reopen the document and make some changes(edit). meanwhile when i dont save and there is a power cut ,, then is there any chance of preserving the unsaved data or retrieving the unsaved data?

my question is, if there is any chance that the windows registry or the msword clipboard can help us in this case?

Look forward for your expert comments.

Thanks in anticipation.

i am a newbie , request you not to not to feel bad if the question is very awkward!

Thanks again

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 10:53 PM

Suffice it to say if what ever you are typing is not saved. Either in Word, Wordpad, for that matter any word processing application. Data is currently held in whats known as volatile type of RAM. Once power is lost that RAM is wiped clean, hence the term volatile. The only thing keeping it in the RAM, active and usable as data is electricity. Lose electricity without saving the data in volatile memory you can consider it gone.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:23 AM

Thanks...

The explanation is crystal clear.

Thanks to the experts.




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