I opened a notepad that I had previously saved(under the title "girlfriend") and then began to type more information onto it. I was going along fine and had typed much. Then, I looked up after typing some more and the notepad was not on the screen and not in listed in the taskbar.
I did the following:
1) I pressed alt-tab and it was not listed.
2) I then closed all open tasks and then pressed alt-tab again and nothing showed at all
3) I reopened the notepad "girlfriend" from My Documents and the newly typed information was not there
4) I left for about 2 minutes and when I got back the screen showed another copy of the notepad titled "girlfriend" in the taskbar (so now two were "open"). I opened this new one and it had an "error" message that said SOMETHING like: The notepad(or maybe it said function) has been stopped(or maybe it said closed) by the user. (I didn't get the exact words written down). The message gave the option to click OK and I did and the message and the open notepad behind the "error" message closed.
So, I lost the typed material as the orignally opened notepad "closed itself"(even though I was never prompted to save changes) and it then perhaps opened itself back up with a strange screen message AFTER I reopened the basic "girlfriend" notepad from My Documents.
What happened? Is there any way I can recover the valuable typed text? Is there some key or combo of keys on a keyboard that would close a notepad and that were accidentally hit, somehow? What is that "error message" about it being closed by the user and is there a list of notepad potential meaasges somewhere? Thank-you for any replies.
Edited by fullthrottle, 26 December 2014 - 07:11 PM.