recovering data from textedit

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ches, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. ches macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2008
    Sometime in the past 10 mins, textedit crashed and reloaded (without me knowing) and autorecovery did not work - i lost like 10 unsaved documents

    i have NO IDEA what happened

    Is there some way, simple or complicated of recovering those temporary files?
  2. KingRocky macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Let me get this straight: You had TEN OPEN UNSAVED DOCUMENTS? :confused:

    There's no way that I know of to recover the data. Maybe on ONE document, but not ten.

    What would you have done if there was a sudden power outage?

    Save Early, Save Often!
  3. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    The autosave feature in TextEdit only works on previously created documents. If you open a TextEdit document and start typing something new it will autosave in 30 seconds by default, in the event of TextEdit unexpectedly quitting your document will be saved to the desktop. This will not work on stuff you haven't saved. Sorry.
  4. harrisolym macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2008
    maybe you can't fine it again,
    HLdan, your signature said what I want to say, :)
  5. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    LOL, somebody likes my sig.:D

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