How to retrieve a lost file

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Hi everyone,

I have the following problem. I saved a file and when I was going to open it, it didn't have the changes I made to it, it was a completely different file. Does anyone know what might have happened and if there's a way to retrieve it? I use Microsoft Word 2003

Thank you,

John
 

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Evo
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You're saying that the original file without the changes now has a different name than the original and a search of the old name doesn't find the file? Can you be a bit more specific?

When you say "retrieve" do you mean find your changes? If the changes weren't actually saved, there would be nothing to retrieve.

Have you looked at your recently viewed documents list?
 
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Borek
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I think what s/he means is that the file is the same (ie same name), just the content went awry.
 
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not that I know of. If it was SAVED and than deleted, than there is a way
 
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Well, the file was saved, it might have been overwritten. If in fact was, is there a way to find it, does MS Word make backups of previous versions?
 

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