unsaved wordpad document?

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by margaretprite, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. margaretprite

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 29, 2015
    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?
  2. djsfantasi

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 11, 2010
    Unlikely. Wordpad doesn't save a working copy like Word does, I believe. Save often!
  3. darekstriz

    New Member

    Nov 29, 2015
    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
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 29, 2015
  4. spinnaker

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 29, 2009

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

    Ah an attempt at spam. Another spam idiot.
  5. ISB123

    Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2014
    No open files are "stored" in RAM everything that isn't stored on HDD isn't recoverable.