lost doc file!

Microsoft Office 2003 basic edition
June 10, 2010 at 18:03:34
Specs: Windows Vista
Please help!I was writing my paper before when I had my word document and some other word documents that had been opened from a website. A grey box appeared when I closed the website docs (I didn`t save them) and I think it said something about a template...(maybe do I want to change the normal template) i clicked "no" and carried on. i finished my paper then when I restarted they have gone! dissapeared! :( I had autobackup on for every ten minutes and was saving few times a dayI also have checked every file I can including temporary, autobackup and the recycled bin. The doc was there but from the 3rd June! it`s now the 11th! I have lost 8 days of solid work and I`m really stuck! any help will be so gladly appreciated!

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June 10, 2010 at 20:01:08
What website were you using that had doc files on it? Or are you using the term docs loosely?

Are you sure you weren't using an online version of a word processing program and saving it on the internet somewhere.

Your post is confusing.

Try performing a search of all your hard drive space for both *.doc files and/or *.dot files. The dot file extension is for templates.

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June 10, 2010 at 23:01:49
Hi! thank you for your reply! Im sorry if it`s confusing, I don`t understand it myself. no it was word documents I was looking at, and it was my universities website so I don`t think it would let me save it? It was a copy of a timetable and the handbook for the assignment. I tried the search and still couldn`t find it-also, nothing came up when I searched .*dot, does that mean my word is normal? I`m sorry if it`s confusing, Many thanks!

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June 11, 2010 at 04:50:07
Nothing came up because you have the syntax backward. Search for *.doc and/or *.dot. You posted .*dot.

You must have some files on the hard drive with either of those extensions. The * is called a wild card. It is substituted for the name of a file and should find ALL files with the doc or dot file extension, which is what MS Word uses on files your create and save.

Be sure to log in as the same user you were when you created the files originally.

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