reproduceable textedit problem need help with

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by swingerofbirch, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    #1
    I know I am always writing here about losing my documents but this time I don't think it was my fault. I know exactly what happened and I think the problem is reproduceable.

    Open textedit.
    Create several documents and type some gibberish in each one.
    Go to Menu textedit --> Quit Textedit
    At next dialog hit Review changes
    At first open document hit save
    LEAVE the next dialog that asks you where to save alone
    Now go to file--> new
    Notice the new window is missing the normal options at the top of the window
    Type some gibberish in this document
    Now close this document by hitting the red button (or command W if you want to do it exactly like I did)
    Notice NO SAVE DIALOG APPEARS!
    The file just closes!!!!!

    Does anyone know how I might find that file???????? I know that one was called Untitled 4, but I looked for an Untitled 4 from today and none exist!!! I am sad! Can anyone help?
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Well you can't recover the file because it was never saved to the disk, and wiped from the memory when the document was closed. I'd suggest saving each document before you do any significant amount of work on it.

    Using iWork or Microsoft Office would also be benificial in the case you have problems closing a document (Office also has a recovery feature if the computer loses power). If your running a PPC, Appleworks is another alternitive. TextEdit is OK, but lacking in "perfectness".

    Edit: If you haven't closed TextEdit yet, right click on it and see if your unitled 4 document shows up.
     
  3. swingerofbirch thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I guess I lost them oh well.

    But ne'ertheless, is this a bug?
     
  4. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    I'm having trouble recreating the situation, but I doubt its bug. Its possible I suppose. Maybe someone a little more TextEidit savvy will stop by for you. ;)
     
  5. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    I was able to recreate this situation. It's a bug indeed are you on 10.3 on tiger? I'm still stuck in the past with panther. This is definitely a bug (an unforeseen situation) but it may have been fixed (textedit was improved for 10.4).

    I think once I did this, actually.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Happens in Tiger too.

    While I would agree this is a bug.. it's pretty far beyond the scope. :)
     
  7. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    I suppose it's a bug, but it's not something that would normally be encountered. Why would you normally go through the steps you describe?
     
  8. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    Two cats simultaneously walking across a keyboard?
     

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