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Auto Save & Temp Files

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by David Harrison, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. David Harrison

    David Harrison Flightless Bird

    Hi, I am running Microsoft Office 2003 on windows Xp.

    I took my laptop home from work and still had a document open and carried on
    working on it. However, i obviously lost the connection from the office.

    When i went to save it in My Docs something happened and lost the file.

    Will there be an autosave version in a tempoary file?

    Anyone Help?

    Thanks
    David
     
  2. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <44CDEEAB-5CDD-4425-A1C8-599B45589E97@microsoft.com>, David Harrison
    wrote:
    > Hi, I am running Microsoft Office 2003 on windows Xp.
    >
    > I took my laptop home from work and still had a document open and carried on
    > working on it. However, i obviously lost the connection from the office.
    >
    > When i went to save it in My Docs something happened and lost the file.
    >
    > Will there be an autosave version in a tempoary file?
    >


    There's no autosave feature in Office; there's something that's (IMO)
    mislabeled to make it seem that there is. The feature saves information that
    the apps can use to recover what you were working on if there's a crash.

    You may be able to put that to use though.

    Look in your temp folder for files with a .TMP extension.

    You can ignore any that are older than the time/date you started working on the
    document at your office.

    One by one, rename the files to change the .TMP to .DOC or .PPT or whatever's
    appropriate for the document type, then try opening them. With luck, one will
    be what you're after.

    To find your temp folder, do Start, Run and type %TEMP% into the text box, then
    click OK. Your temp folder will open.

    And in future, it'd be wise to close any apps before sleeping/hibernating the
    laptop. But you knew that. <g>
     

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