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Can't find a word doc saved to my computer

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  • I was working on a word document that I opened as an email attachment.  I "saved" it many times.  After closing the document, I now can't find it any where on the computer.  I am using word 2007 and microsoft XP profesional.  I was not connected to a network at the time this happened.

    It's possible that I failed to designate a location for the document to be saved and so it was just saving to a temp file somewhere.

    I have not closed out of word or shut down the computer since losing the document.

    Any ideas on where the document was saved/how I can find it?

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 1:53 AM

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  • Hi,

    you tried to check from Word as recent work carried out?
    What email software do you use? If you use Outlook to check these folders:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817878/en-us

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 8:36 AM
  • You can check the default office auto recovery/autosave location.the location is c:\documents and settings\<username>\application data|microsoft\word if you dont see the application data folder,its hidden(as usual). to make it visible, click tools(on the windows explorer menu bar)>folder> Folder Optioins > View tab > click on Show hidden files and folders > ok
    Tunde Abagun MCP,MCSA,MCTS,MCITP en p "for the love of Computers"
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 11:06 PM