unsaved wordpad document?

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margaretprite

Joined Nov 29, 2015
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i clicked no instead of cancel while trying to save a document... the computer didnt crash or anything and hasnt been rebooted since.
is this file by any chance recoverable?
 

darekstriz

Joined Nov 29, 2015
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Open the .doc in Word 2010 and save as .docx.
Create a copy of the .docx file and rename the .docx extension to .zip.
Open the .zip file using WinZip (assume other compression tools will work as well)
Navigate to the word/embeddings file to view the embedded .xls files. (normally, you should be able to open the extracted files directly in Excel, but they don't open or crash Excel in this case)
Drag and Drop the .xls files from the zip interface to a desktop folder.
In the .docx file that was saved earlier delete the original .xls files, then use the Insert->Object->Create from File and Browse the where the new .xls files are located and select the first .xls file. Select the Display as Icon option and OK. Do this for each of the remaining .xls files.
The newly embedded .xls file should now be readable within Word.
Read it: <removed commercial link>

Moderators Note : Wordpad is NOT word
 
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spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
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Open the .doc in Word 2010 and save as .docx.
Create a copy of the .docx file and rename the .docx extension to .zip.
Open the .zip file using WinZip (assume other compression tools will work as well)
Navigate to the word/embeddings file to view the embedded .xls files. (normally, you should be able to open the extracted files directly in Excel, but they don't open or crash Excel in this case)
Drag and Drop the .xls files from the zip interface to a desktop folder.
In the .docx file that was saved earlier delete the original .xls files, then use the Insert->Object->Create from File and Browse the where the new .xls files are located and select the first .xls file. Select the Display as Icon option and OK. Do this for each of the remaining .xls files.
The newly embedded .xls file should now be readable within Word.
Read it: <removed commercial link>

Moderators Note : Wordpad is NOT word

What????? How does this answer the OP's question.???


Ah an attempt at spam. Another spam idiot.
 

ISB123

Joined May 21, 2014
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i clicked no instead of cancel while trying to save a document... the computer didnt crash or anything and hasnt been rebooted since.
is this file by any chance recoverable?
No open files are "stored" in RAM everything that isn't stored on HDD isn't recoverable.
 
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