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Unnamed text file lost during shutdown

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Knack, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Knack

    Knack Flightless Bird

    I had some observational notes in an unnamed text file before I carelessly
    shutdown my WinXP (SP3) Media Center computer. Does Windows name this file
    with some designation and then save it somewhere? If so, then where could I
    find this file?
     
  2. R. McCarty

    R. McCarty Flightless Bird

    It varies by which application you were using. Word has a built-in
    AutoSave function that might provide a Recovery of the file. Other
    editors ( Notepad & Wordpad ) don't usually have any form of a
    recovery or temp file that can be restored.
    Any temp or workspace files would likely be in you profile temp
    folder @ Documents & Settings\Login\Local Settings\Temp
    These workspace files are usually found with a ~______ filename.
    I'd say you'll be unlikely to find anything useful after a reboot, but
    might be worth a look.

    "Knack" <zymatikNOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:eEjyL8KkKHA.1648@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >I had some observational notes in an unnamed text file before I carelessly
    >shutdown my WinXP (SP3) Media Center computer. Does Windows name this file
    >with some designation and then save it somewhere? If so, then where could I
    >find this file?
    >
     
  3. Knack

    Knack Flightless Bird

    It was a Notepad file. Following your instructs, I checked the folder <Local
    Settings\Temp>, but alas it's not to be found. Oh well, thanx for trying to
    help.

    "R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
    news:e8hSDCLkKHA.5076@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > It varies by which application you were using. Word has a built-in
    > AutoSave function that might provide a Recovery of the file. Other
    > editors ( Notepad & Wordpad ) don't usually have any form of a
    > recovery or temp file that can be restored.
    > Any temp or workspace files would likely be in you profile temp
    > folder @ Documents & Settings\Login\Local Settings\Temp
    > These workspace files are usually found with a ~______ filename.
    > I'd say you'll be unlikely to find anything useful after a reboot, but
    > might be worth a look.
    >
    > "Knack" <zymatikNOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:eEjyL8KkKHA.1648@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>I had some observational notes in an unnamed text file before I carelessly
    >>shutdown my WinXP (SP3) Media Center computer. Does Windows name this file
    >>with some designation and then save it somewhere? If so, then where could
    >>I find this file?
    >>

    >
    >
     
  4. thanatoid

    thanatoid Flightless Bird

    "Knack" <zymatikNOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in
    news:eEjyL8KkKHA.1648@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl:

    > I had some observational notes in an unnamed text file
    > before I carelessly shutdown my WinXP (SP3) Media Center
    > computer. Does Windows name this file with some designation
    > and then save it somewhere? If so, then where could I find
    > this file?


    One of the FIRST things to learn when using computers is to SAVE
    your file after it has even as little as one byte in it, and to
    either hit Ctl-S every few moments (thankfully this "save"
    shortcut is not as "variable" as "save as" has turned out to be)
    or use a text editor with auto save, set to as "often" as your
    sanity is important to you.

    I will never understand why so many people - who have more than
    once lost 3-page emails, 10-page documents and image files which
    they spent an hour retouching never manage to learn this simple
    rule.
     
  5. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    In the future, try it this way. Right-click on the desktop or in the
    directory of choice and select "New" then "Text File". That will create
    the file, of course you still need to Save again after adding your text,
    but at least you will have the file containing the file name.

    Knack wrote:
    > It was a Notepad file. Following your instructs, I checked the folder <Local
    > Settings\Temp>, but alas it's not to be found. Oh well, thanx for trying to
    > help.
    >
    > "R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
    > news:e8hSDCLkKHA.5076@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    >>It varies by which application you were using. Word has a built-in
    >>AutoSave function that might provide a Recovery of the file. Other
    >>editors ( Notepad & Wordpad ) don't usually have any form of a
    >>recovery or temp file that can be restored.
    >>Any temp or workspace files would likely be in you profile temp
    >>folder @ Documents & Settings\Login\Local Settings\Temp
    >>These workspace files are usually found with a ~______ filename.
    >>I'd say you'll be unlikely to find anything useful after a reboot, but
    >>might be worth a look.
    >>
    >>"Knack" <zymatikNOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>news:eEjyL8KkKHA.1648@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>>I had some observational notes in an unnamed text file before I carelessly
    >>>shutdown my WinXP (SP3) Media Center computer. Does Windows name this file
    >>>with some designation and then save it somewhere? If so, then where could
    >>>I find this file?
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     

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