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Is there a way to restore or open a file (XLS) that was opened from a flash drive on a pc but not have the flash drive???

Is there a way to restore or open a file (DOC)  that was opened from a flash drive on a pc but not have the flash drive???
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OnthraxCommented:
It's a long shot but since nobody has replied I'll take a shot.

Every time you open a doc file, temporary files are created in this folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\[USER]\Local Settings\Temp (replace [USER] with the username that was/is logged in.

If you're lucky there's still a shadow copy of this file in this location.

This is the only thing I can think of, so if this doesn't work I'm out of ideas sorry..

Hope this helps...
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michkoCommented:
Check your My Documents folder (make sure you have Explorer options set to view hidden and system files) for files that start with ~ .  You may find a (partial) copy there.

If no good, do a search on your hd for *.tmp files.  See if any are what you're looking for.

You could also do a search for ~*.*

Make sure you're searching hidden and system files.

Since these were stored on your thumb drive and not written to your hd, chances are they're not there (sorry, don't know how to put that gently), but you can give it a good try and you might get lucky.
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michkoCommented:
Oh, also check the location Onthrax pointed out for ~ or .tmp files.  Make sure you have Explorer options set to view hidden and system files, or you won't see the shadow copy even if it is there.
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khoopesAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the replies.  I honestly did not think there would be a solution because the file was opened from a thumbdrive.  I will split the points anyway for the replies.  Thanks again
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