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Windows 7: Can't find a file

07 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 
Can't find a file

Hey Guys,

So, I did something kind of silly and I'm hoping that one of you can help me out. A friend sent me an attachment word document in my gmail. I clicked "Download" and when promped by IE to "Open" or "Save", I clicked "Open" and proceeded to make a lot of edits to the file. When I finished, without thinking, I clicked the X in the upper right hand corner and was (thankfully) prompted to save the file that I had just been working on. Thing is, it just asked me if I wanted to Save (yes or no). I said yes and then word closed...

Now, I don't know where the file is! I've tried using Windows 7 search for the file name as it appears in my e-mail but that's not turning up anything.

Anyone have any suggestions?

best,
eamon

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07 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Open the start menu and type %Temp% and press enter. See if the file is located in there somewhere.
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07 Nov 2010   #3

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Have you checked in: C:\Users\Your-user name\Downloads?
If windows is not trained that is were files usually go.

Another possibility would be to do a search for the file at Start\Search, and type in the file name...
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07 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Something I just remembered. When a file is opened but not saved, the file is given a random name when stored in the temp folder. Try searching for todays date instead of the file name. Files created/modified on todays date should appear.
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07 Nov 2010   #5

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

By Jove, Petey I believe you are correct.
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