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Old 18-08-2012, 19:20
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Just lost a word file, came up with a error when I clicked save before file completely vanished.

Created thread to ease the anger and stop myself from hurtling PC out the window.
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Old 18-08-2012, 19:24
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If only there was some kinda way of backing up files. I blame Bill Gates.
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Old 18-08-2012, 19:25
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No back up then?

Create thread to vent your anger at yourself for not backing up i guess.
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Old 18-08-2012, 19:26
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If only there was some kinda way of backing up files. I blame Bill Gates.
It was the save file button that made the damn thing fudge up.
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Old 18-08-2012, 19:30
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This guy feels your pain:

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Old 18-08-2012, 20:17
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As an IT professional, I would advise proceeding with your original intention of hurling the PC out of the window.
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Old 18-08-2012, 20:50
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Take it you've looked in the directory to ensure there isn't a file there?
I mean, if there's something there you might be able to open it with notepad or summat to recover most of the words.

The one that always used to bug me was that I'd open a file, alter it for another purpose then hit "save" and realise I'd overwritten the original file with the new version.
The MS Office icons are the work of the devil. If you have to click on file>save or file>save as it gives you the extra few seconds to think about what you're planning to do.
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Old 18-08-2012, 21:10
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My technique on a lengthy session....

Open file and immediately Save As file2.
Save or Save As (file3, 4 etc) , as often as every 10 mins.
Finish session. Delete previous temporary files only when getting untidy or running out of space.

All important files reside in 3 places, of course.

In spite of this, I pull my hair out as much as anyone over things that still go wrong.
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Old 18-08-2012, 21:40
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I don't think I've ever had Word give an error on [save] and delete the file. Twenty years man and boy of Wording (a little less but it seems like forever)


It sounds like it could be a memory fault (hardware)

Worth checking the memory.
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Old 18-08-2012, 22:37
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Word can offer recover files that go corrupt. Also there are some features like File History and Shadow copies to help recover from such problems.
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Old 18-08-2012, 22:45
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perhaps setting auto save as well to something like 1 min might of been a good idea if its mission critical docs?
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Old 18-08-2012, 22:50
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As an IT professional, I would advise proceeding with your original intention of hurling the PC out of the window.

The is the best course of action.
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Old 18-08-2012, 23:13
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You do know that Bill Gates hasn't been actively involved in the day to day running on Microsoft for around 4 years now?

Steve Ballmer is the man you need to direct your (misplaced) anger at.
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Old 18-08-2012, 23:48
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Haha! Superb.

He'll certainly feel a prick in the morning.
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Old 19-08-2012, 00:28
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Just lost a word file, came up with a error when I clicked save before file completely vanished.

Created thread to ease the anger and stop myself from hurtling PC out the window.
Don't loose heart or be angry, there is a way to get to your work.

I recommending opening up your PC, you'll need a torch and binoculars.
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Old 19-08-2012, 02:16
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I only use Word at work where I have to use it. It's a great example of the Swiss Army Knife approach to building software. Sure, it can do what you want, but doesn't do anything particularly well.

At home I use text editors (Sublime 2 or Vim, depending on what I'm doing) and only go near a formatting tool when I've almost finished. It allows me to concentrate on the content rather than what it looks like.

Don't worry, people at work think I'm eccentric too.
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Old 19-08-2012, 20:22
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Only 500,000,000 don't agree but what does a minority opinion count?
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Old 19-08-2012, 21:38
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Just use google apps ,then it's backed up automatically. Better than shadow copy.
Of course, you have to sell your soul to another multinational...
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Old 19-08-2012, 22:01
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Just use google apps ,then it's backed up automatically. Better than shadow copy.
Of course, you have to sell your soul to another multinational...
Could do the same with Office Web Apps.
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Old 19-08-2012, 22:02
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Have you tried:

Start >> Run >> %temp%

Then find the file.
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Old 20-08-2012, 11:40
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Only 500,000,000 don't agree but what does a minority opinion count?
Have you asked them all?
I agree
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Old 20-08-2012, 22:50
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I only use Word at work where I have to use it. It's a great example of the Swiss Army Knife approach to building software. Sure, it can do what you want, but doesn't do anything particularly well.

At home I use text editors (Sublime 2 or Vim, depending on what I'm doing) and only go near a formatting tool when I've almost finished. It allows me to concentrate on the content rather than what it looks like.

Don't worry, people at work think I'm eccentric too.
I don't think you're eccentric. I think you're misguided.

You don't need to use the formatting tools on a word processor until the end if you don't want.
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Old 20-08-2012, 22:54
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You do know that Bill Gates hasn't been actively involved in the day to day running on Microsoft for around 4 years now?

Steve Ballmer is the man you need to direct your (misplaced) anger at.
I wouldn't do that. Gates was a nerd and most of us could probably beat him up. Ballmer's like a giant man-gorilla, though. Not the sort of guy you want to get into a fight with. I'm fairly sure he gave Bill Gates a swirly in order to get the job at Microsoft.
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Old 20-08-2012, 22:57
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I don't think you're eccentric. I think you're misguided.

You don't need to use the formatting tools on a word processor until the end if you don't want.
Your not the only one to think that.
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Old 21-08-2012, 09:17
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Only 500,000,000 don't agree but what does a minority opinion count?
Only because Microsoft pushed it into companies and it have become a standard. Lotus used to be a good little office package in it's day and my sister-in-law still prefer word perfect to MS word.


i don't like the new versions of MS office with the silly ribbon menu system, i now use Libre office, does what I want and I bet it will do what most people want and for free/.
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