location of downloaded file

Microsoft Word 2007
September 3, 2010 at 07:16:12
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, intel core duo; 6gb
I downloaded and then opened an attached word file.
I made changes to it and saved it via word's file save.
I cannot locate it now. (I did not realize I had not saved it to a directory of MY choice).
Where did word save it? It is some temp storage of downloaded internet files, but none of the usual places have the file as a .docx type. THere is a .dat of same approx. size, which I cannot open in a sense-making format.
Where is the temp internet storage in Windows 7 home premium?

Thanks for your help with this

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September 3, 2010 at 09:41:30
"I downloaded and then opened an attached word file."

From an email ro a website or ?

If email then go to the email as that is where you saved it.

Try going to Word's File menu to see if it is listed as a recent file or similarly go to Start, Recent Files (using WinXP at the moment but is similar).

Hope you find it.


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September 3, 2010 at 10:06:35
Thanks for responding, Bryan.

It was attached to an email. Saving it did not change the file as it was originally sent. It is not in recent files, it does not come up on a search for files changed in the last 24 hours, it does not show up in any sort of My Documents directory. It did not show up in my default directory for saving files from within Word. So it must be in a temp directory of I-net stuff - but the ones I know about don't show it either.

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September 3, 2010 at 10:25:47
re: "It did not show up in my default directory for saving files from within Word."

I use Outlook at work. If I open an attached document directly from an email and then accidentally Save it (Save, not Save As) Word leaves it in the folder that Outlook downloaded it to, which is folder only it (Outlook) seems to know about.

To find it, what I do is this:

Open the document from within the email again.
Choose File...Save As.
Note the location that Word wants to save it to.

That's probably where you'll find the file you are looking for.

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