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    I was working and my windows shut down and I lost my document .. How do I restore it ? Its no where to be found
    09-06-2016 06:27 PM
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    How to recover unsaved Word document, computer shut down. Can't - Microsoft Community

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    Back in the old days you would often find files that were caught in a shutdown in the temp folder C:/Windows/Temp, often the files would have the same file name, but instead of "Filename.doc" they would be called "Filename.TMP" or sometimes "Filename.~MP".

    Do a search for the filename (If you had saved it at sometime), make sure you search the whole of C: drive and try a wildcard so if your file was called "Letter.Doc" do the search as "Letter.* ", the asterisk tells Windows to search for any file regardless of extension with the name "letter".

    If you find it, make a copy of it and try opening the copy, that way if anything goes wrong you still have the original.

    If you hadn't saved it at anytime, you may have a problem.

    I admit I haven't had to do any of this for a good few years so only going from memory.

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    09-06-2016 06:53 PM
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    09-06-2016 06:55 PM
  5. ChrisRJ's Avatar
    I have already written my recommendation on data recovery in a similar topic. You should look up reviews of these softwares, there are quite a lot, including free options. I personally like to work with Disk Drill http://www.cleverfiles.com/word-excel-recovery.html or Recuva. They are a bit different, but both free so you won't lose anything if you give it a try. Good luck!
    12-23-2016 05:46 AM

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