We live in a small village that is subject to occasional power failures. We had one this afternoon while a file was open in Word 2007. When the power came back and we reopened the file, the most recent version (saved right before the blackout) was gone and was replaced by one from approximately one month ago!
I tried searching the hard drive for text that would have been in the new file without success.
Then I did a restore of Windows to last night and reopened Word. This time, the most recently found file dated from this past Friday. At first, when it came on screen, it was the same "wrong" file, then suddenly it was the correct file again! We quickly saved a copy on a back up drive. The computer had to reboot again, due to a software update, and when it came back, the proper file from the C drive was once again missing! Luckily, we had the back-up that we had just saved. I told my partner to copy it over but to call it something else.
So, the question is: how is this possible? What could have happened to even cause such a thing?
Thanks for any input.