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    recovering doc. (Office 2000/Word)

    I was typing a doc. for school and received an error message that told me to close or read details. When I closed it I lost my doc. How do i get it back?

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    Sonia Scoggin

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    Re: recovering doc. (Office 2000/Word)

    Sonia it may well have disappeared into the MSvoid. Did you have autosave turned on? (Tools, Options, SAve Tab, Save AutoRecover info every X minutes.) If yes had you passed that time mark? If yes then when you restart Word it should appear as a recovered document. If not then it has joined the Msvoid unless you performed any saves. This is a common problem and teaches us all to save regularly just in case, especially on long documents.

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    Re: recovering doc. (Office 2000/Word)

    You might also have a look into your temporary files folder (c:WindowsTemp).
    Look for files that have about the same time stamp and size as your lost file, and are named ~wrd????.tmp. Many times, those stay behind after crashes and are perfectly valid backup files.

    The AutoRecover files are saved into a different folder, C:WindowsAnwendungsdatenMicrosoftWord on my german machine ("Anwendungsdaten" = "Application Files"?) .
    Files of type ~wrl????.tmp and ~wra????.wbk are worth a look. Just try to open them in Word.

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>Regards, Klaus

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    Re: recovering doc. (Office 2000/Word)

    Close. Anwendungsdaten = Application Data.
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