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#1 Lermanuel

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 09:25 AM

I had a large wordpad document open, which had been previously saved, but may have had some minor unsaved changes.  I left the computer on, and when I returned the title included the word "recovered", but the file was empty.  I went to the file list and tried to open it, but it was empty there.  Is there any way to retrieve this data? 



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 09:46 AM

You can try a program like Recuva.


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 10:07 AM

The file was on my external hard drive.  Would this product apply to that?



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 10:52 AM

If I'm not mistaken it will index all drives on the computer.


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:14 AM

The bigger questions here are how this happened, and why I can't trust that saved data will not disappear just because a file is open.  I've never seen this particular thing happen before.  There was no error on my part, such as erasing the data before I left. 


Edited by Lermanuel, 13 July 2016 - 11:24 AM.


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:32 AM

Was the computer running anything similar to Resplendence's Undeluxe at the same time with a defragger?  And, I'm trying to remember if elsewhere I saw a thread where a utility changed a file's pointer "from underneath" an open text reader/writer program.


Edited by RolandJS, 13 July 2016 - 11:34 AM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

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Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 12:27 PM

I've never heard of Resplendence's Undeluxe.  I haven't used a defragger. 

 

The second sentence is beyond my knowledge,

 

I was running a browser and had several open files. Some opened files were no longer open, I checked a couple of those and they were okay.  Only the one text file was open blank, and also blank in storage. 



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 06:13 PM

In older Windows, I thought I saw a reference to: running certain programs at the same time would cause one program to "lose" its open file.  If I find it, and it appears to apply here, I'll post it; if not, I hope somebody else has the answer to your question.


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 10:58 PM

If you right-click on the file, select Properties from the menu, select Previous Versions tab you may be able to recover it that way.



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:40 PM

Wow, I got it back!  I did as you said, but a message said there were no previous versions. Then I opened the file again and it was back!  Very weird,  But this is some relief, thanks!  I wonder if the previous comment was onto something, though.  I had a lot of windows open, maybe it was too much of a load.



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:42 PM

Great result.

 

Well picked Roland :thumbup2:



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 04:39 AM

One more thought, though.  When I 1st tried opening the file from storage, the blank file was still open,  Did opening the stored version simply refer me back to the open version?  I eventually gave up on the open one and exited, or opened something else,  Was the stored file there all the time? 


Edited by Lermanuel, 14 July 2016 - 04:43 AM.





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