Word File was deleted by software while attempting to save


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canejr

I had a word document that I had saved on my flashdrive several times.
However, on the last save attempt, Microsoft Word 2007 indicated it could not
save the file and deleted it from my flash drive completely! I wasn't able
to recover the file using any of the tips that Microsoft Office has on its
website because the file does not appear. However, I did see that it
attempted to save the document in my "My Documents" folder as a "Rescued
Document" text file. Unfortunately, I only see weird symbols when I open
that file.

Is there any hope of recovering me word document? I appreciate any advice.

Thank you in advance.
 
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Peter T. Daniels

The advice is for next time: never save directly to a flash drive (or
other removable media). Save to your hard drive, copy to your flash
drive, and if necessary delete from your hard drive.
 
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Graham Mayor

If there is insufficient space on the flash drive for the document and/or
its temporary files, it will be lost. Never ever read from, write to, or
print from removable media with Word. Always work from the hard drive and
COPY to and from the flash drive - see the relevant macro at
http://www.gmayor.com/automatically_backup.htm

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