Word file recover -HELP

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mpt-matthew, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. mpt-matthew macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    Had a large file of notes,
    Wanted to split it in half,
    Cut half the notes and pasted into another document.

    Decided later i didnt need to split.
    Closed 1 copy didnt save.
    Closed origional and saved (OOPS :eek:)

    Is there any way to get the original file back from the last save?
    In windows you can look at file history and recover it from the last save.

    Will it still be on the clipboard (i copied and pasted since) but it should be on somewhere?

    What about a temporary word auto-recover file?

    Its not the end of the world as i do have a backup pdf (but not word doc).

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Do you have Time Machine or any other backup software making backups?

    And if you have a PDF, a simple copy and paste job should do the trick, unless special formatting is involved.
  3. mpt-matthew thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    I normally have time machine, but i use it at uni, so its been off over the christmas break.

    Also there is formatting :(

    I was just looking for the work temporary files.
  4. mpt-matthew thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2010

    Right, i found some recovery files, they were in documents, under microsoft user data (under my nose).
    The last one was yesterday at 9:00 (before i finished the document).
    I tried the PDF copy paste, but none of the figures (most of it was figures) copied and pasted.

    I will try a few more things tomorrow.

    YOU KNOW WHAT APPLE :apple: :mad:
    You surprise me with the fact to delete a file, it takes a lot of effort (drag to bin), then empty bind, warning etc.
    To write over a file with nothing, no way to recover, just cmd+s and its gone!

    Windows (if i remember) has a sort of temporary backup of files (like a time machine) which are kept until space is needed on the HD.
  5. MattInOz macrumors 68030


    Jan 19, 2006
    Did you have Versioning turned on in Word?

    It should auto-version each time it closes the file.
  6. mpt-matthew thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    So what does this meen?
    How do i find out if it was on, and where are the file versions stored (and how do i recover them).


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