[SOLVED] Lost Thesis from Desktop

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Hi all,

Desperately need some help, my friend has lost a word doc from her desktop after closing microsoft word, it just completely dissapeared without a trace. She has tried in the recyle bin and searching for it, but it just does not seem to exist anymore - it sounds like an issue taht sometimes affects people, but wondering if anyone can help at all??

Thanks,

Mark
 

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Thanks for the reply, she had been saving as she went along, so i have advised of a program called uflysoft, so hopefully this will find the file!?

Have been doing some research online, but this looks like more of a mac issue, not sure if anyone has come across this, but would much appreciate any help! :)
 

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I know what you mean, i haven't touched a mac since i was forced to at uni for my degree!! Windows i can understand!
 

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Thanks, but not too sure if this will help as she saved the doc then closed word, without it crashing - what i was reading on there it seems that you can only recover unsaved work(?)

I did find this, which i think may be a similar solution using the finder rather than word:

Unsaved files are gone. You can:

Look in your trash for a "Recovered items" folder
Go to the Finder, select Go > Go to folder, type /private/var/folders and look for files named "Word Work File" inside a "Temporary items" folder. Option drag files or folders to the Desktop (or anywhere else) before dropping them on Word's icon. Don't delete anything!


Will give both a go, but i have a feeling that both may not be the solution here!? :(
 
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