unsaved file recovery?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by reason5, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. reason5 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    I need some help to see if there is any way to recover an unsaved open office document. I had some critical information that I lost. I got side tracked and closed the application without saving my latest work. Anything I can do to get it back?
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    In some cases there may be ways to recover a deleted saved file, but to recover a file that never even existed...
  3. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2004
    Even if you've never saved the file, some of the Office apps write temp files that would serve as a good starting place for recovery. They're invisible by default and I don't remember where they live under OSX, but you might be able to find one of those somehow. Sorry I can't be more helpful. I just remember from days past in OS9 when Word would choke and die that it left undeleted Word temp files scattered about my desktop adn they were frequently useful for recovering unsaved content..
  4. reason5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    It was a saved file. I just did not save my newest additions.
  5. reason5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    When I re opened the document it reverted to the pre saved document with none of my changes added. It sucks bad.
  6. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    Do you have auto save enabled?
  7. reason5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
  8. besttricker macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2008

    If i was saved on some point then you can recover it with stellar phoenix windows data recovery. But it'll recover previous document which was last saved.
  9. pawn3d macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2008
    mac people don't know about data recovery dude.
    there's scientific studies that prove this, im not just blowing steam.

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