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Crewgeekette
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Icon 2 posted October 25, 2005 21:33      Profile for Crewgeekette     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So I've got the HUGE journal of essays and what not that I'm to do for school...it's already a week late. now I'm a great writer, if I do say so myself, I get it, and history! ha! my best subject, two things I can do quite well. So what did I do an hour ago after I finished one very looong question and answer for the journal?...well I tried to save it...but it wouldn't take any of that from me...so my dumb laptop (I love it but it gets to me sometimes lol) went and deleted it!...How can I ever trust my laptop again after it's done such an awful thing to me? (I'm kidding here people [Wink] )

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Icon 1 posted October 25, 2005 21:49            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just stand up and yell at the top of your lungs, "FM!"

(That stands, of course, for "F*ckin' Microsoft!")

I'm assuming your laptop runs Windows...after all, you didn't refer to it as a PowerBook or iBook...

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Icon 1 posted October 25, 2005 21:53      Profile for Crewgeekette     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yup, FM would work. lol Yeah my lappy runs windows.

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Icon 1 posted October 25, 2005 22:15      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Haven't I seen you in a 'switcher' ad?
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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2005 00:15            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Crewgeekette:
Yup, FM would work. lol Yeah my lappy runs windows.

You could always try Linux...I have an HP notebook that's currently running Fedora. Notebooks can be tricky things to run Linux on, but it's often possible.
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Icon 12 posted October 26, 2005 01:06      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
beep...beep...beep...beep...beep... [Big Grin]
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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2005 09:13      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I bet it was a really good paper, too...
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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2005 10:56      Profile for RScottV     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Some programs save a working copy of a document on the hard drive even if you haven't formally saved your work. I have been able to recover documents on rare occasions by using disk/file recovery software.

You run the file recovery program and then look at files that have creation dates in the time frame that you were working in. The file will usually have some weird numerical name or sometimes contains the word "temporary."

Good luck!

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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2005 11:27      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by RScottV:
Some programs save a working copy of a document on the hard drive even if you haven't formally saved your work. I have been able to recover documents on rare occasions by using disk/file recovery software.

You run the file recovery program and then look at files that have creation dates in the time frame that you were working in. The file will usually have some weird numerical name or sometimes contains the word "temporary."

Good luck!

M$ word usually makes a hidden file, with the first character of the file name replaced by a tilde (~), or something like W[gibberish].tmp. If you can find any of these files (make sure you turn on 'Show Hidden Files' [My Computer -> Tools -> Folder Options... -> View]), try renaming them with a normal .doc name, and opening them in Word. If that doesn't work, try going into Word's File -> Open... dialog, and setting the file type to "Recover Text From Any File(*.*)" mode, and selecting the file in question. You'll get a bunch of extra junk, but if anything's there, it should find it.

No...I didn't just recover a broken file for someone, why do you ask? [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2005 12:56      Profile for Crewgeekette     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
quote:
Originally posted by RScottV:
Some programs save a working copy of a document on the hard drive even if you haven't formally saved your work. I have been able to recover documents on rare occasions by using disk/file recovery software.

You run the file recovery program and then look at files that have creation dates in the time frame that you were working in. The file will usually have some weird numerical name or sometimes contains the word "temporary."

Good luck!

M$ word usually makes a hidden file, with the first character of the file name replaced by a tilde (~), or something like W[gibberish].tmp. If you can find any of these files (make sure you turn on 'Show Hidden Files' [My Computer -> Tools -> Folder Options... -> View]), try renaming them with a normal .doc name, and opening them in Word. If that doesn't work, try going into Word's File -> Open... dialog, and setting the file type to "Recover Text From Any File(*.*)" mode, and selecting the file in question. You'll get a bunch of extra junk, but if anything's there, it should find it.

No...I didn't just recover a broken file for someone, why do you ask? [Wink]

you sure you didn't? [Wink] lol
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