recover an unsaved document


I have a word document saved directly to USB flash drive but I accidentally disconnected the flash drive from pc before the save process finished, is there anyway I can retrieve this document?  I have the autorecovery feature turned on and the recovery folder is locate in a network drive.  I've checked the recovery folder and do not see the backup file; also, I've browsed to the temporary file folder and still do not see a temp file store in there.  Any advice and suggestion is greatly appreciated.

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byundtMechanical EngineerCommented:
Hi al9763,

I'm sad to say--most likely you will need to begin retyping.

The Word Save process first creates a copy of the file at the destination using a random name. Then, if this process is successful, it renames that copy to the desired name (and deletes the original if necessary). If you are really lucky, this file with random name exists on your flash drive--and you can rename it with a .doc extension and it will open normally.

The AutoRecovery feature in Word XP and Word 2003 will save your butt if Word crashes. If Word closes normally, then the auto-recover file is deleted during closing.


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