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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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I need to restore an important Word document, need help *ASAP*

Okay so I accidentally deleted a word document that i really really need, is there a way to restore it?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:46 AM   #2
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Okay so I accidentally deleted a word document that i really really need, is there a way to restore it?
If you haven't emptied the Trash, you can pull it back out of the Trash. If you have emptied it, it's doubtful you can retrieve it. Search the forum for "file recovery" or "data recovery" and you'll find many threads with recommendations of apps that might help, such as:

best data recovery software?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:47 AM   #3
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Yeah i did delete it, but thanks for the tip!
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:51 AM   #4
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Word of advice. Setup a DropBox account for critical documents and consider a Time Machine backup for your Mac.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 09:14 AM   #5
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Word of advice. Setup a DropBox account for critical documents and consider a Time Machine backup for your Mac.
i have no idea how to use time machine
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 09:33 AM   #6
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Just buy an external hard drive at least as large, preferably larger than your internal drive (if you don't already have one) and watch this video on Apple's site. That should at least get you started.
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i have no idea how to use time machine
If you have an external hard drive or an extra hard drive partition, it should be working automatically, backing up on an hourly basis.
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