Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Loosing files

Something happened to Microsoft Word this afternoon and it refused to save. Not only did it refuse to save, it also deleted the original file that it was attempting to replace! Horror of horrors! Two days worth of work up in smoke!

I tried to recover the files using the usual tricks but found nothing. Imagine my feelings...

After a number of fruitless attempts, I changed the file settings to display hidden files and managed to find some interesting documents which tracked changes made to my file. I was then able to use these to recreate most of the original. After an hour of work I had rebuilt it from the various textual jigsaw pieces... Blessed relief!

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