I'm running Word 2000 (ver 9.0.2720) on Windows 7 (64b) and have never had a problem like this, installed on my XP or on 7. Was working on a file and suddenly it had a hiccup. Said some disc error I think. So did a save and threw a numeral after the filename, thinking it should save a 2nd file. Nope, just one file now named Whey notes 2. Went to open it and small window 'in use by another user.' Also says it is 'write protected' but Properties says it is not. Copied and tried to open the copy and it's all oriental characters. Great. The folder also has a temp file now. Not sure what to do. Thinking the hard drive (relatively new) came across a bad sector (so I can do a scan but the disk is very new : ) ).
It's not my thesis but is very unusual. Only copying some quotes into the file but using Sandboxy. I can do a V scan later but I'm sure that won't be the issue. Sandboxy has been foolproof for years. Can attribute the hiccup to various paths w/don't really matter now. I can monitor. But how can I get this file back?