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Accidentally deleted most recent version of a word documebt

15 page document. Worked on it for about 2 hours, then accidentally closed it without saving. Isn't it possible to retrieve this?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look in Word, Options, Save and see where it keeps temporary files. Word saves every 10 minutes (by default) so there could be a temporary Word document with most of the information in it.

If you are on a Server, there may be shadow copies, but on a Workstation, you need the Word temporary location approach.
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RaiderNationDelegateAuthor Commented:
Thank you, John!  It seems to only save as a notepad file.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Can you get the details from that file?  It won't have formatting but it may have needed text. Other than that, I think you may be out of luck.
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RaiderNationDelegateAuthor Commented:
It saves as an ASD file.  I think there's somewhere else I can go
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The only other place you might try is your temp folder (users\username\appdata\local\temp) and see if Word dumped a copy in temp.

There is not an abundance of locations for secondary Word documents.
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Paul SauvéCommented:
if you are using Word 2010, you can try this: File -> Recent -> Recover Unsaved DocumentsRecover Unsaved Documents
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GrahamSkanCommented:
In the unlikely event that  you do find any the unsaved file, the finding, and any reconstituting process, will have taken you far longer than simply retyping. Remember that you will have a better-worked out idea of what you need to say and how to say it, so it shouldn't take you so long to retype as originally.

You may even find that opportunities to improve on your previous wording.
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RaiderNationDelegateAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@RaiderNationDelegate  - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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Paul SauvéCommented:
you're welcome - Paul
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