It's possible. I can walk you through looking for the file If you'd like.
dear nick I would like you to walk me through it in the morning. Please
The word document that you were editing-- was it a document that you had previously opened?
or had you started from scratch?
I had previously opened it and I still have the document I started with but I had made about 8 hours worth of changes which were not saved.
By the way good morning Nick.
did you exit the document and choose no when prompted to save?
Yes, unfortunately, I thought I was exiting a different document
The chances of recovery are very slim
when you're working on a document, word creates temporary files
which store the changes that you're working on
Oh rats, is there anything I can try?
if you choose to save, the temporary file replaces the existing file
if you don't save, the temporary file is deleted
could you provide me with the full path to the file?
There is a free trial of a tool that may help you recover the file.
There is software there called Easeus Data Recovery Wizard
are you asking me to download that software?
please download that software and I will walk you through the steps to determine if your file is recoverable.
at the end of the install, it will prompt you to enter your e-mail address
this is unneccessary.
simply click the finish button.
are you there?
too late...now what? It is downloaded do I click run?
simply click next until it is no longer available and then click finish
after that you should see the file recover program appear
you will then click on deleted file recovery
Click "Search lost files by file type"
then double click Microsoft Office
it says it strongly recomends that I not install it on the same drive as i want to recover data from... everything is on the c drive? what should I do?
unless you have a second drive, installing on the same drive is your only option
do you have a second drive?
go ahead and install it then.
have you completed the install?
Are you still there?
I recovered 450 megabites but I have no Idea what I am checking now I really dont understand what I am doing.
I was hoping that I would've been able to give you step by step instructions
If you look in the files that we're recovered
you should see a file called ~en memo.docx
or something similar
in the files which you've recovered
are you able to find those files?
sorry I missed your instructions I am not able to see the files I recovered like that
I need to know what you have chosen so far or we can start over
lets start over, please
Please close and restart the application
you should be able to find the application in your start menu by searching for easeus
Then perform the following stesp
1. Click Deleted File Recovery
2. Select "Search lost files by types"
3. Expand the tree titled "Microsoft Office"
4. Place a checkmark next to "Microsoft Word Document file(.docx)"
then click next
5. Select the C: (NTFS) partition and click next
after some time you will be presented with a folder tree view
6. select the folder "leghese"
then see if you are able to find a file called ~en memo.docx or similar
that folder is not there
then I am afraid that your file is not recoverable.
If you would like, I can explain why.
ok thanks anyway Have a good day, Joanne
I'm sorry that I wasn't able to help you recover the file.