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I was writing a very long letter on a template and I wanted to go to a different source to get a quote and the computer asked me if I wanted to "save, cancel or something else" I mistakenly pressed "don't save and my letter disappeared. I went to Edit to try to "undo" and I could not! Is there anyway to get back my letter?

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Just tried to "undo" under Edit

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Mac Support Specialist: Russell H., Long-time Computer Expert replied 3 months ago

If you were using MS Word to type the document, and if you had a certain option enabled, there is a backup copy from which you could rebuild the document... *if* you had the option to Always Create Backup Copy enabled.

Go to the folder (Documents, perhaps?) in which the document would have been saved.

Look there for files with the extension .wbk

One of those files, when opened, should contain some or all of what you typed in, hopefully.

(What version of MS Word were you using? Reply and let me know, and that may suggest other options for recovering the lost typing.)

If this answers your question, please rate my answer. A five-star rating would be appreciated!

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Thanks.

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