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#1 tigerlark


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Posted 03 December 2009 - 11:35 PM

Hi, I'm new.
Bascially, this is what happened. I was at home, and I typed up an outline for a paper. Then, I went on campus at the university I attend, and I was working on the paper. I got about halfway through it and then e-mailed it to myself so I could work on it later at home. When I got home, I finished my paper, MADE ABSOLUTELY SURE I CLICKED THE SAVE BUTTON, and exited Microsoft Word.
The next day, I e-mailed what I thought was my finished paper (because my printer at home is out of ink), but when I opened it up at school, it was THE OUTLINE.

Is there maybe a special folder where my computer saved the file I downloaded from my e-mail the first time? What would cause my paper to just disappear like that?
I tried using the search tool, but my file just didn't show up. PLEASE HELP ME!!!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 04 December 2009 - 09:17 AM

<<What would cause my paper to just disappear like that?>>

Files don't disappear. They are misnamed, misfiled, etc...but they don't disappear if they are saved in the correct format.

If you emailed the paper to yourself...as a .doc file...then it was saved as a .doc file. If you emailed it to yourself as email text, that's a different story.

I suggest doing a search of your system, using *.doc as the search string.

If you don't find it, I would have to conclude that you either did not save the changes or saved the changes in a different file format.


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