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#1 Bobbidoso

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:27 PM

I wrote a document on word pad, I gave the document a title and saved the document but it disappeared anyway.  Is there anyone out there who can tell me how to get it back?



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:26 PM

You can do a search of your entire system for said document...using a tool such as Everything Search Engine - http://www.voidtools.com/ .

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:28 AM

I can heartily second the recommendation made by Hamluis.  For those of us who are "old school" and routinely search by file name rather than file content the Everything Search is second to none.  I've used it in place of Windows Search for the vast majority of my searches on my machines for years now.

 

It also lives up to its name, and searches in files and folders that Windows Search does not, which sometimes turns up things that heaven only knows how you (the end user) saved or moved them there in the first place.  It prevents a lot of "black hole syndrome" where something has seemingly disappeared into one.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:50 AM

Does the document not appear in the Recent documents list? If it doesn't, it may not actually have been saved.

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#5 Bobbidoso

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:18 AM

The title of the document appears in the Recent Document List, but When I click on the title the document does not appear in Word Pad.  All of my other titles, which there are many, all of them appear when clicked on.  This is the first time this has happened to me.  Probably going to have to write it over, but it never turns out the same.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:25 AM

Right mouse click on it and => Open file location 



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:19 PM

I installed "Everything", but no results.  I right clicked my title and got these messages: "Show Quick Access Toolbar Above", but nothing about "Open file location.  But, tell you what, let us just forget about trying to find this document because now that I think about it I believe I can do a better job rewriting it.  But thank you all for your help.






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