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I am using word 2002 after editing my document i pressed save and the computer
responded : the file normal already exist would you like to replace it with
the existing document and i accidently responded yes. Now when i go to open
my document it comes up blank with zero characters. please tell me there is a
way i can get it back, please
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"class14act" wrote

I am using word 2002 after editing my document i pressed save and the
computer
responded : the file normal already exist would you like to replace it
with
the existing document and i accidently responded yes. Now when i go to
open
my document it comes up blank with zero characters. please tell me there
is a
way i can get it back, please


In the same folder is there a file with the same name but the extension
".wbk"? If there is, that's a backup copy of the file. Make a copy of it and
give the copy the ".doc" or whatever extension your original had.

If there isn't then you're out of luck. The file's gone forever.

--
Bob
http://www.kanyak.com


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"Opinicus" wrote:

"class14act" wrote

I am using word 2002 after editing my document i pressed save and the
computer
responded : the file normal already exist would you like to replace it
with
the existing document and i accidently responded yes. Now when i go to
open
my document it comes up blank with zero characters. please tell me there
is a
way i can get it back, please


In the same folder is there a file with the same name but the extension
".wbk"? If there is, that's a backup copy of the file. Make a copy of it and
give the copy the ".doc" or whatever extension your original had.

If there isn't then you're out of luck. The file's gone forever.

--
Bob
http://www.kanyak.com

in my original file? or the file normal?

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Normal.dot is the file your computer opens when you open Word. It should be
blank.

Which file is messed up? Your work file or Normal.dot?

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"Opinicus" wrote:

"class14act" wrote

I am using word 2002 after editing my document i pressed save and the
computer
responded : the file normal already exist would you like to replace it
with
the existing document and i accidently responded yes. Now when i go to
open
my document it comes up blank with zero characters. please tell me
there
is a
way i can get it back, please


In the same folder is there a file with the same name but the extension
".wbk"? If there is, that's a backup copy of the file. Make a copy of it
and
give the copy the ".doc" or whatever extension your original had.

If there isn't then you're out of luck. The file's gone forever.

--
Bob
http://www.kanyak.com

in my original file? or the file normal?



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"class14act" wrote

In the same folder is there a file with the same name but the extension
".wbk"? If there is, that's a backup copy of the file. Make a copy of it
and
give the copy the ".doc" or whatever extension your original had.


in my original file? or the file normal?


Not file, folder. In the folder where your document was saved, is there
another file whose name begins with "Backup of" and whose extension is
".wbk"?

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Bob
http://www.kanyak.com


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