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Old 12-25-08, 08:50 PM   #1
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microsoft word weirdness

I'm posting this on behalf of someone else who is having computer trouble.

They are on a laptop PC, using microsoft word to write a report. On dec 19th the file looked fine. Since then, this person has edited and resaved the document multiple times. Earlier today they opened up the laptop and the file looked fine. the computer asked them if they wanted to save the current file and they clicked "yes". then the computer shut down. Why it shut down they don't know. Anyway, when they rebooted the computer, their reported looked like it had back on the 19th and all the changes made since then were gone. the settings on ms word do autosave every 10 minutes and the person also saves the file regularly. They are certain the file looked fine before the computer shut down. Is there anyway to recover the changes that they made? Does the computer have any kind of hidden auto-save file or whatever? Or are they going to have to start over?
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Old 12-25-08, 09:19 PM   #2
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Is there anyway to recover the changes that they made?
There are about 14,100,000 hits when Googling the phrase "recover a document in Word". The first two look good:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827099

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316951

For background, open Word Help and type in the word "recover" in the Word Help field.
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I'm posting this on behalf of someone else who is having computer trouble.

They are on a laptop PC, using microsoft word to write a report. On dec 19th the file looked fine. Since then, this person has edited and resaved the document multiple times. Earlier today they opened up the laptop and the file looked fine. the computer asked them if they wanted to save the current file and they clicked "yes". then the computer shut down. Why it shut down they don't know. Anyway, when they rebooted the computer, their reported looked like it had back on the 19th and all the changes made since then were gone. the settings on ms word do autosave every 10 minutes and the person also saves the file regularly. They are certain the file looked fine before the computer shut down. Is there anyway to recover the changes that they made? Does the computer have any kind of hidden auto-save file or whatever? Or are they going to have to start over?
Check the default AutoSave folder (assuming that this hasn't been change), whose location can be found on ze Goggles.

If it's not there, then it's more than likely gone. Sorry, bro. Hope you find it!
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