Open Word file from email made changes saved and now can't find it.

Posted on 2006-04-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I opened a word file from an email made changes and then saved it closed it and tried reopening it and none of my changes saved. Is there some place in a temp folder i might find these changes?
Question by:USBMHC
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    Greetings, USBMHC !

    Did you save the Word file first, then make the changes?  Look for *.doc file in Windows Search and in Temp folder.  C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Temp  Look in the subfolders of Temp folder.

    Best wishes!
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    by:David Lee
    Greetings, USBMHC.

    Outlook stores all attachments opened from within Outlook in the following location:
    C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\OLK??? (some folder name that begins with OLK)

    The Local Settings folder is hidden, so you'll have to turn on the ability to see hidden folders.  If you don't know how to do that, then I'll provide instructions.


    Author Comment

    I don't see it in the Temp folder and I don't have a folder called OLK or anything that starts with that in my Temporary Internet Files and I have the show hidden files and folders on.
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    by:David Lee
    What version of Outlook are we talking about?
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