I have word 2011 for Mac.
Here's what happened: I repeatedly saved the document on my macbook yesterday while I was working on it, and when I closed the word page, I wasn't prompted to save the document either (making me believe that I had saved it properly). However today when I opened my documents, the word doc wasn't there. I then went into word, hoping to be able to open the doc from the 'recent documents' file. While the name of the doc appears, when I click on it I get a prompt telling me that Word cannot find the selected document, and asking me if I want to try to find it. I tried using spotify and auto recovery files to get the doc back, but it doesn't appear anywhere...
Is the document located there.. ? ( it could be under a different name, so check thoroughly)
If this doesnt help, please clarify if this was the first time you ever saved this document.
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I created and saved the document yesterday, and worked on it the entire day saving quite often. Both with Ctrl + S and the save key.
The document does appear in the Recent Document drop down menu, but when I click on it, I get an error message saying word can't locate the document, and asking me if I would like to try to locate it myself.
No, I don't have Time Machine set up on my mac, but after today I probably will look into that :/
No worries. It's on the internal hard drive. I saved it in a file in my documents.
Yes, I've checked the trash folder, and it's not there either. I just double checked as well.
I don't have any icloud or online sync either.
I repaired te permissions, but it still doesn't work. I keep getting the same error message :(
Ugh how frustrating! This had never happened to me before. There is really no way I can recover all the work I did yesterday.
I guess I should set up time machine then in case something like that happense again.
How to automatic online backups work, and how is that different from Time machine?
Mozy, Carbonite, and dropbox or some of the best out there. But the page below will help explain a little about online backup services.
Great. Got it. I will review the info, and think about the best option for me. Thanks.