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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by glockeglock, Jul 7, 2011.
I'll give you the bad news... I hope you have already started typing.
This is one of those events where the computer faithfully executed your request.
Only if you have Vista setup with Shadow Copy services would there be any hope what so ever... that, or a backup you made before you started this new typing session.
Been here myself. Hope this passes quickly...
Do a search for *.asd* ... that is the extension that MS Word uses for autorecover files, they are usually stored in a temp directory. If you find it just open it with Word and rename it.
I tried this too... I can always learn a new trick!
All I got was some GoogleEarth files...
What did we do wrong Sgt Schultz?
I know on the old Windows XP search there was a check box to search for hidden files and folders. Don't know if that still applies in Vista or not.
I know that, with at least some versions, when Word is started it will rename any .asd files it finds to .wbk. That way if you open the same document again it will create a new .asd file without overwriting the old.
Or it could have renamed it as a .bak file that will begin with ~wra
So when an employee screws up a file and screams for help I search for;
It will save them in the users temp folder, unless you've changed that default, so they get cleared out periodically and don't fill your drive with old recover and backup files.
Nothing, I failed to mention as JimmyN noted Windows will delete them cleared out from time to time. I should have added to close Word and leave it close until you find the needed files to keep Word from overwriting them.
Well, I am older and wiser now!
Added to the Tip List!