How can I find a file that I was editing when my computer turned off?

by on September 22, 2011

Q: While I was typing my manuscript. Suddenly the computer made a quick flip and the entire 140 pages disappeared. Have not seen it since. Tried recalling it by its saved name; no luck. Can you help?


One Response to “How can I find a file that I was editing when my computer turned off?”
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    If you were using Microsoft Word, this Microsoft support article lists a number of options you can try: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316951

    If you weren’t using Microsoft word, I’d need to know the program and version you were using.

    Either way, this would be a good time to setup a Dropbox account to backup your important work: http://db.tt/jMA4INV