How do I restore saved file my wife killed?!


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GaoYuQing

I was working on a Word document and had just saved it moments before my
wife, in a moment of pique, pushed the power button to shut down the
computer. Now I'm trying to open the document...that I had SAVED...but
getting the following message:
"Word cannot open the document.
Try one or more of the following:
*On the file menu, click Open to open the document.
*Make sure the document has a .DOC extension"

I've tried both of these with the same result. It does have a DOC extension.

I was able to open it in wordpad, but I'm only getting an earlier version of
it, without any of today's additions. This is a very important document to
me, please help v.v
 
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GaoYuQing

none of those ideas work for me. most of them only can be used if you can
get any sort of file open. i cant get the file open in first place. the
couple suggestions for that didnt work either v.v
 
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Graham Mayor

Use the version that you can open in Wordpad - save it from there, then open
in Word and redo the changes.

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GaoYuQing

tried that, no dice. document refuses to be opened in word. now, i did copy
and paste what it did have into a new word document, but all the changes i
had made yesterday were lost, and not even visible in the wordpad version,
and those are the things i was hoping to try and recover.
 

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