Resolved Word auto save location Lion

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  1. TyShawn, Jul 26, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2012

    macrumors regular

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    I am trying help my wife find a missing test paper that is now missing from her Mac. She has worked on this paper for days and for some reason this morning it went missing. I have looked in documents and even where multiple link states where the auto save folder should be, but I am still not able to locate her missing file.

    /Users/YourUsername/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Saved Attachments
    /Users/YourUsername/Documents/Microsoft User Data/"Saved Attachments" <--This folder is missing.

    Please help
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

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    Have you looked in Word > Preferences > File locations?

    Also, have you searched for the document with Finder?

    Also, have you tried Word > File > Open Recent?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    First let me thank you for your time and suggestions.

    Have you looked in Word > Preferences > File locations? Yes, nothing listed beside auto recovery files

    Also, have you searched for the document with Finder? Yes no luck

    Also, have you tried Word > File > Open Recent? Yes and not listed
     
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    GGJstudios

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    How, exactly, did you search?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I searched for the name of the file I also searched for "autosave" found that on Google also searched for words with in the doc.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    You did the search in Finder, not Spotlight? And you made sure you were searching your whole Mac, and not just a folder?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I did verify that it was in finder and the whole drive.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wife just restyled her paper.
     

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