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Old January 29th 12, 01:09 AM
koalbish koalbish is offline
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Default I lost all my work, how can i get it back?

I was working on a document in word 2010. I had saved it and went to go back into it. It asked me if I wanted to merge the changes and a few other options that I cant remember. I think I clicked on yes to merge and now my document is completely blank. I lost everything. I'm really upset. It was very important and it took me a long time to do.
I tried to recover it and I cant. I looked in the recycle bin and its not there. i searched my computer for it and I find the document but its blank.
Is there anything I can do??

Thanks,
Kris
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Old January 29th 12, 10:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Stefan Blom[_3_]
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Default I lost all my work, how can i get it back?

It would certainly help if you could cite the exact error message.

Generally, though, pressing Ctrl+Z for Undo gets rid of undesired
modifications. This can be done even after you have saved the document,
repeatedly if necessary, for as long as it remains open (the undo stack
is cleared when you close the document).

Note that if the document appears to be blank, the text might be
formatted in white color or with the hidden attribute. Have you looked
into those possibilities?

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



On 2012-01-29 02:09 (GMT+1), koalbish wrote:
I was working on a document in word 2010. I had saved it and went to go
back into it. It asked me if I wanted to merge the changes and a few
other options that I cant remember. I think I clicked on yes to merge
and now my document is completely blank. I lost everything. I'm really
upset. It was very important and it took me a long time to do.
I tried to recover it and I cant. I looked in the recycle bin and its
not there. i searched my computer for it and I find the document but its
blank.
Is there anything I can do??

Thanks,
Kris




 




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