|Jay1980, I feel your pain. I spent 2 hours last night making changes to a Word document I opened through my Windows Llive, and YES i forgot to "SAVE AS." I made changes to it and clicked CTRL+S every 5 mins (habit). It didn't prompt me to SAVE AS (GRRRRR). I closed the file and tried to open it again to print. It's nowhere to be found. I work for a company and am computer savvy, but this was beyond my expertise. I called our IT guy who told me that those SUBFOLRDERS with 8 weird letters and numbers in the Temporary Internet Files folder you can retrieve only via DOS. That is, if you already closed Word and that SUBFOLDER is not showing up, which is what happened in my case. |
So I made a little test. I opened the same Word document, saved it in the default SUBFOLDER and tried to search for that name via Windows Explorer (I got the name of the SUBFOLDER by looking where I was saving it in Word). It wasn’t there. I also remember that the IT guy said those SUBFOLDERS are virtually impossible to detect. When you know the SUBFOLDER’s name and put the entire path in the address bar in Windows Explorer, that folder opens. But how the heck can I guess 8 random numbers and letters to search for the subfolder I created yesterday. My path that I tested was C:\DocumentsandSettings\username\LocalSettings\TemporaryInternetFiles\Content.IE5\NW6GQPV4.
As I said earlier, I am able to find that SUBFOLDER and the file by typing the above file path, but when I do not know the letters of the SUBFOLDER, then there is nothing I can do. I do not want to pay the IT dude $90/h to retrieve that doc for me, I will just retype the changes again. If there is anyone out there that can tell us how to retrieve ALL SUBFOLDERS from the TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES folder, I think you would make 1000's of ppl happy. Remember these folders do not show up anymore under CONTENT.IE5, but when you put the entire path in the address bar, it opens (that is only if you have not cleared your TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES). THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!