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Windows 7: How do I find a hidden Word Document

19 Oct 2016   #1
Dudeitsfun

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
How do I find a hidden Word Document

I saved a Word document in documents folder. I can't see the document in the folder nor in the search. When I save a new document with the same name, I get a message 'File already exist'. I tried using the 'Show hidden files and folders' option, but I still don't see the Word document.

Please help.


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19 Oct 2016   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi Dudeitsfun, welcome to the Forum.

This MS website might help you.

View all hidden file types and file name extensions - Office Support
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19 Oct 2016   #3
Dudeitsfun

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Hey Ranger4!

Thanks for the help. I used that method and it didn't work.
There is something else I did. I opened a new document and opened the saving option. When the Save window opened, I searched for the hidden document, which I found. I copied this document and pasted it in another folder. I could open the document from the other folder.

I'm wondering though, how many other documents I might have saved and are hidden somewhere on my laptop.

Cheers!!!
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19 Oct 2016   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

At least you have found that document. The only way you would know how many other documents you have saved & hidden would be if you could not find them.

You should probably check on your documents saving strategy to make sure they are saved where you want them saved.
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