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    Help finding a file (Word 2002)

    I need help finding a file that my boss was working on. Here is the scenario:

    He emailed himself a word doc from home. He opened the attached file from within Outlook and worked at great length on the file. When done he saved the file (to no specific location).

    He came back in this morning, opened up Word, clicked on the File -> Open commands. He then selected the first file in the list, that being the one that he had last worked on and he gets the following message:

    "The document name or path is not valid. Try these suggestions.
    *Check the file permissions for the document or drive.
    *Use the File Open dialogue box to locate the document.
    (C:...OLK2healthcare bill.doc)

    What I have tried so far,
    1) File search both 'My Documents' and 'Local C- Drive' for any presence of the file (including Hidden files and folders), nothing found.
    2) Googled OLK2 folder and, as a result, searched 'documents and settingsmyprofilelocal settingstemp internet files' for a OLK2 folder, none exists.

    Do any of you have any other thoughts or suggestions. I have already chastised my boss <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39> (may be looking for new work after that) for not saving the file to the network where it would have been retrievable and backed-up so I would hate to have to tell him that his hours of work were for naught.

    Thanks, in advance for any assistance you can offer.
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    Re: Help finding a file (Word 2002)

    Try this on your boss's PC:
    - Open Windows Explorer.
    - Make sure that the Address Bar is visible.
    - Type the following in the Address box:

    Cocuments and Settings<username>Local SettingsTemporary Internet FilesOLK2

    replacing <username> with your boss's login name, then press Enter.
    - Anything there?

    You can check the exact path in the Windows registry (using Regedit), you can find it in the OutlookSecureTempFolder value in HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0Outloo kSecurity.

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    Re: Help finding a file (Word 2002)

    Hi Hans,

    Thanks for getting back to me on this. I tried using your trick and it did bring up a bunch of files but not the one that he was working on. I am now wondering if, instead of saving while in Word, he may have closed word. At that point I think he would be prompted by Outlook as to whether he wanted to save the changes. IF he responded yes to this it is possible that all his work is actually saved in the original email attachment. Doing this, I believe, would have also done away with the file he saved when closed Word. I will have to try some more experimenting.

    Thanks again Hans. You are all so helpful here. Love the Lounge!
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    Re: Help finding a file (Word 2002)

    I just tried editting a Word file that was attached to an Outlook email and when I closed Word (without using the Save option) I was queried as to whether I wanted to save my changes to which I responded yes to. I then closed the email and was prompted by Outlook as shown in attached image (I really must learn how to embed images with my postings) as to whether I wanted to save the changes to which I again responded in the affirmative.

    I then went back to Word and tried to re-open the file and received the same error notice that I origianlly posted.

    Now I have to see if he still has the original email (I am hoping he did not delete it).
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