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    Help retrieving .tmp files (Win ME; Office XP)

    In being overly clever and using part of a previous document, I failed to rename it before clicking on the save icon thereby overwritng the previous 4 page document transcribing an 1802 will. I have not closed Word and the default directory still has some *.tmp files available but I can't seem to open them. Can someone tell me how to get to these tmp files or do I have to go thru the keyboarding again?

    All suggestions greatly appreciated and gratefully accepted.

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    Re: Help retrieving .tmp files (Win ME; Office XP)

    Are you still waiting?

    What I do in those cases is Save As to NewName.doc, then Undo everything all the way back to the original and Save As as OldName.doc. Obviously, having the document still open is key to having this option.

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    Re: Help retrieving .tmp files (Win ME; Office XP)

    Thank you, once again, Mr. Scher! I recovered the document just as you described. I didn't know that undo would go all the way back that far.
    Thanks again.

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