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Windows 7: Lost important file on Microsoft offic '07

18 Jul 2012   #1
Guitarguy

Windows 7
 
 
Lost important file on Microsoft offic '07

Hey guys,

I have a school report I've been working on for amonths now on my Mum's computer. I recently purchased my own, so I emailed the file from her computer onto mine and downloaded it onto my Office Word 2007. The file was uncompatible with my version of office (even though it was from the same disc we bought for my Mum's computer) so it was always saved to autosave. In order to upload it to the school it needs to be saved to the computer and not in autosave. So I tried to save it, and got a pop-up message that told me it was incompatible but I could still save it with no problems. (i don't remember the exact wording) So I went ahead and hit "yes". now the file is missing from the computer and no matter how much searching I do i can't find it. Any shortcuts or links to it that existed before don't exist anymore. Help!?


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18 Jul 2012   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome,
I have several suggestions. The original should still be on your Moms compter. If it is not, you have an automatic back up feature in Seven.
You may want to try and restore from that, see option 2
Restore Backup User and System Files
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18 Jul 2012   #3
Guitarguy

Windows 7
 
 

I don't have a backup set up. Honestly i had no idea that was a feature. I could still resend the file from my mum's computer, but I have done a lot of work to it since I first sent it.
Thanks for the help!
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18 Jul 2012   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Lets see if you have automatic back ups, download and try:
ShadowExplorer.com - About
If that does not work, you may very interested to know that documents, even if deleted remain on the hard drive until continually written over. Use the computer as little as possible and try Recuva
http://www.piriform.com/recuva

EDIT:
Now that I think about it try Recuva, first, so that you use the computer as little as possible before trying to recover
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