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    Data Recovery (2000)

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    OK my friend has a problem with MS-Word not able to find a document that she has worked on for so long, and last time she could work with this document was Friday Nov 7th.

    She tells me that she tried to save the file and she got a problem that she did not attend to, but when the file was saved, it had a name that looks like:

    Cocuments and SettingsPatricaLocal SettingsTemporary Internet FilesContent.IE501234567hassessay[1].doc.

    I sure can find the path Cocuments and SettingsPatricaLocal SettingsTemporary Internet FilesContent.IE5 but can't see the folder 01234567.

    Any ideas of what I can do in MS-Word to recover this file?

    I tried looking into the RecentFiles in VBA to see if I can pick it up, but it only goes to 9 items, and I am afraid she has done some work since then.

    I looked at the MSKB, and found some neat articles:

    MSKB Article - 212273 WD2000: Why You Are Unable to Recover a Lost Document
    MSKB Article - 316950 WD2000: How To Recover a Lost File in Word 2000
    MSKB Article - 212274 HOW TO: Recover Text from Any File in Microsoft Word 2000

    When I type the path into the Open dialog with Recover Text from Any File (*.*) as file type, I do see a folder called hassessay[1].doc and in it there is a folder called Volume-9b6a99b0-bf8f-1195... and this folder seems to have other sub folders but not any of the Word files that I am looking for.

    I can save a document in that folder, and Windows Explorer can't see it. Only Word can open it and work with it and re-save it again...

    Hum???

    Also to muck things up, the Windows Search is not working for some strange reason. Also accessing the path from Windows Explorer would some times shut down Word?

    Any other suggestions?

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    Re: Data Recovery (2000)

    Open:

    Cocuments and SettingsPatricaLocal SettingsTemporary Internet Files

    in Windows Explorer, sort by file name or type and copy the heck out of there ASAP. If it isn't there, it's gone.

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    Re: Data Recovery (2000)

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    The plot thinkens...

    Word sees this folder, but Windows Explorer does not, therefore I can't copy anything out of it.

    When I get to the level of Cocuments and SettingsPatricaLocal SettingsTemporary Internet Files, Word crashes.

    I can go past that folder via pasting the full path into an open dialog, and I can see the contents of the folder. I can save to it, and read from it, but as soon as I navigate past the point above, word closes.

    I think this is what happened.

    My friend gave the SaveAs name with two in it, so it created a folder vs a file. This is what I see, a folder called the name of the file with a .DOC extension. Now when I RMC on the folder, it says its a folder, but the big question is:

    What happened to the file name during the SaveAs? Does this make sense?

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    Re: Data Recovery (2000)

    I'm not sure this will help, nor do I know the OS (so you may have to modify things).

    I'd start by going to Start/Settings/Folder Options/View & make sure that show all hidden files is checked. Then reboot. Delete all the temp files (see Step 1 in <post#=197827>post 197827</post#>). Now try to navigate using Windows Explorer. You could also try using Find/Files & Folders (click the taskbar & press F3) to find the file. You should be able to find all files created or modified within a day of Nov 7.

    If Windows is crashing when you try to access the folder, then you have a Windows problem, probably unrelated to Word. If your user did a SaveAs while the file was open, this should have saved everything up to that point under the previous filename.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: Data Recovery (2000)

    > Does this make sense?

    Mmmmmm no, not really. The browser cache is sort of a no man's land we were not meant to interact with directly. You could try to go to DOS (I mean, a CMD prompt) and do something like this:

    1. <LI>cd down to the Local Settings folder.

      <LI>Issue this command:
      <pre>md DOC_temp</pre>

      to create a temp destination folder.

      <LI>Issue this command:
      <pre>xcopy /s/h "temporary internet filescontent.ie5*.doc" DOC_temp</pre>

      This should extract all DOC files from the IE cache to the temporary folder.
    Does it work?

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