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Is the file gone forever?

astronautcowboy3astronautcowboy3 Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
I was just translating some speeches for the local English speech contest, when someone knocked the power out on the ancient laptop my school forces me to work with. I had saved the file, but there's a catch; when I downloaded the file from my e-mail, instead of downloading the file to the desktop or something, I just clicked the open option, which I believe saves files to the temp folder. (I wasn't expecting to be at this school for more than 30 minutes, nor did I expect to be attacked by someone with bad coordination.) When I booted the computer back up again, Word attempted to open the file. No dice. Search? Nothing.

Is my file gone forever?

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    Probably. Step 1 is turning off the computer (hard off, not "Shut down" off) so that Windows doesn't get rid of it.

    After that, from easiest to hardest, you search for all .doc files, search for all recent files, or start using undelete programs like PhotoRec.

  • astronautcowboy3astronautcowboy3 Registered User regular
    They don't give me enough access to my own computer to download anything. I think it's just gone, so I'm to go home and play video games, cry a little bit, and then redo the stupid thing.

    I searched all recent files and all .doc files. No dice.

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  • ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    I'm to go home and play video games, cry a little bit, and then redo the stupid thing.

    Ah, many a night has been spent this way for me. My advice for the future is to pick up the cheapest flash drive you can find and make sure you save everything you do ever onto it once every 30 seconds or so.

    The number of times per minute you save a document is directly proportional to how recently you lost one times the amount of work lost.

    And it seems like all is dying, and would leave the world to mourn
  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    ceres wrote:
    I'm to go home and play video games, cry a little bit, and then redo the stupid thing.

    Ah, many a night has been spent this way for me. My advice for the future is to pick up the cheapest flash drive you can find and make sure you save everything you do ever onto it once every 30 seconds or so.

    The number of times per minute you save a document is directly proportional to how recently you lost one times the amount of work lost.

    True enough to hand-lime!

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  • mehmehmehmehmehmeh Registered User regular
    wow lime really does not read well with the new color scheme.

    word has been known to keep some unsaved work so you can recover it later, usually when you open up word after rebooting the computer it will tell you it has recovered some unsaved files.

    after that you can try opening up a different file dirrectly form email then once it is open you can click save as, then you will be able to see the directory path for the temp files.

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