I have lost my USB with important overdue assignments.
I did not save them on a desktop or elsewhere (lesson learned)
However when I use the same desktop I can see the documents in recently used but cannot open them.
There is a pin icon beside the word documents I want to open.
Is there a miracle way in which I can retrieve them from the desktop.
Please help - I am so desperate.
Thanks in advance,
The simple answer to your question is no.
In order for any shortcut, quick access, or recent documents link to work the source file to which it points must be accessible. If the only place you ever stored these documents was on removable media then the source is no longer accessible. This is true regardless of what the file type is: word processing document, image, PDF file, etc.
Not to rub salt in an open wound, as I do feel your pain, but removable media really should never be used as the singular storage for anything for precisely the reason you've now learned the very hard way. It is far better to work on things using the fixed storage on the device(s) you're using as the location for all work in progress, and the resulting working document copied over to the removable media when you're done for the time being on "device A" and need to transport to "device B." Even better, these days, is using something like Google Drive Sync (now called Google Backup & Sync) such that you have a local copy on your device(s) that are synchronized to cloud storage based upon which was altered last. This gives you local copies on all your devices in use which will be synchronized with the cloud copy based upon the copy on any one of those devices that's been worked on most recently. You do, however, need to ensure that it's the cloud storage that's being synced with all devices and that the frequency of sync is such that you wouldn't have worked on something and get to another location before it had been synced to the cloud and back down to your device at that other location.
Edited by britechguy, 26 September 2017 - 11:19 AM.
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