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    OK, in a rather stupid moment yesterday/this morning I saved a document I had been working on in Word 2002. I saved it to a floppy and closed the program without saving it to anywhere else first. Now that floppy is corrupt and I can't get the document. I've tried searching the hard drive for *.doc, *.chk and *.wbk but to no avail. I've also looked in Application Data/Microsoft/Word but nothing in there either.

    I have Word set to save Auto Recovery Info every 10 minutes but I think thats only useful if the program crashes, which it didn't.

    I guess I've pretty much lost this document, which is really bad news, but if anyone has anything else to try I'm more than willing to give it a go. I've still got the floppy but it will not read from the disk so I can get nothing off it.

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    hi there !
    i've done similar, and managed to bring back one from the dead. do a search for untitled and or document. who knows ?
    regards
    m8t

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    Word usually always makes a backup copy in the same folder as the original file.

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    Thanks for the suggestions, but I think it's gone. It's never been saved to the hard drive, I started it from scratch then saved to the floppy, so there is no original location.


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    Quick update - I managed to get some of the document from the floppy using a program called BadCopy Pro. It rescues information from damaged floppies and CD-ROMs. In actual fact I only rescued about 200 words from a 2000 word document, but I think that was cos I stupidly ran scandisk on the floppy first, which I think overwrote some of the bad sectors which might have been recoverable.

    So now I have to write nearly the whole document again today - not good.

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