Memory stick broke

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by soupyjnr, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. soupyjnr macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Hi all,

    Any help would be appreciated...!

    Last Thursday I started doing work on my mac (using word 2011). I saved it to my memory pen, which has now stopped working. I didn't back it up anywhere (stupid, I know). However, on the 'recently opened' list in word, I can see it there.

    Does anybody know if there is a way of getting that file back, if its not on my memory pen?

    ANY help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

  2. Bomb Bloke macrumors regular

    Bomb Bloke

    Feb 12, 2015
    Tasmania (AU)
    The "recently opened" list in Word is essentially a list of links - these lead to where ever the files are actually stored, eg your thumbdrive. Remove the actual files and the links become useless.

    It is possible that the steps outlined here may assist you.

    Failing that, provide more information on what the thumbdrive is doing (as opposed to "not working"), and anything you're aware of that might've led to its non-functional state.

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