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I was sent a Word document by a friend that needed to be altered. I
(foolishly) openedit rather than saving it, then continued to make the
alterations. Many hours, and lots of corrections later, I decided to save the
document, but, forgetting that I had not already saved it to the hard-drive,
I just clicked the save-disk icon. It seemed to work at the time, but when I
closed nd then re-opened word, the document (and my 3 hours worth of changes)
are nowhere to be found! Does anyone know where they have gone???
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There are instructions for what to do if you saved an attached document but
never changed the directory. There are no guarantees you will find it.


It is in a hidden folder under the temporary internet files. Usually
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp (or a subfolder of
that folder)

You can find the document and folder by opening the original attachment
directly from the e-mail and then select File, Save as... It will
automatically go to the folder where the other file is saved. Start
right-clicking on files inside that dialog box and select Open. You
may have to look at a couple of files before you find the right one. Once
you do - save it in an easier to find directory.

Like I said though, no guarantees.



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JoAnn Paules
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Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"


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I was sent a Word document by a friend that needed to be altered. I
(foolishly) openedit rather than saving it, then continued to make the
alterations. Many hours, and lots of corrections later, I decided to save
the
document, but, forgetting that I had not already saved it to the
hard-drive,
I just clicked the save-disk icon. It seemed to work at the time, but when
I
closed nd then re-opened word, the document (and my 3 hours worth of
changes)
are nowhere to be found! Does anyone know where they have gone???



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