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Old 04-19-02, 02:53 PM
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Where are cached documents in Microsoft Word stored?

There should be a fully-functional version of my essay somewhere on the computer, but the version on the disk has a funky middle and the last save on the Hard Drive is the old revision.

Where would a temp file be saved of this document in Microsoft Word? Thanks!
Old 04-19-02, 03:14 PM
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If you have a document open Word has a Cached copy of that document normally either in the same folder as where the document lives, OR in the temp folder. But after you close word, that document is deleted. If you're looking for a copy of your document from several days ago and have since saved it, you're most likely out of luck, unless you made backups of it periodically.
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Ah, crap. Thanks for the tip anyway. I just lost a paragraph or two most likely, and I can't even remember what they were about. At least I'm done with it!
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Go to Tools --> Options
Click on the File Locations tab.
Click on "AutoRecover Files"
Click on the Modify button.

Browse to this location in an explorer window.

Is your file there?

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