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Word .doc vanished

BlancoVenegas 2 10 April 10, 2016 at 07:17 AM
Reference any solution please ... Early version of word. Not a docx. It cant be found in a dos search.
Is there good hex editor I can try? I’m not familiar with hex editors but I’ve heard its the way to go.
Any point trying a data recovery tool like easy data recover or NTFS recovery tool rather than a hex editor?
Thanks.

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try recuva but make sure you don't install anything on the drive but put/connect it to another PC

https://www.piriform.com/recuva

Not free but works really well is r-studio it will show you what it can recover in free mode and is worth the cost

http://www.r-studio.com/
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Is this a document you were editing, or a document that was just somewhere on your disk? If you were editing it recently, it's worth looking to see if Word's auto recovery can come up with anything: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/316951
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Look for *.RTF
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does the OP of this thread remind anybody else of the hook for the office themed spam that used to be more prevalent?
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does the OP of this thread remind anybody else of the hook for the office themed spam that used to be more prevalent?
Ya, especially the part about a "Dos Search" a bit confused on that.
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When a Word document file is corrupted, then you can try several methods to recover it:
1. First of all, you can try the recovery function integrated with Microsoft Word, as follows:
1) On the File menu, click Open.
2) In the Look in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location that contains the file that you want to open.
3) In the folder list, locate and open the folder that contains the file.
4) Select the file that you want to recover.
5) Click the arrow next to the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.
The "Recover Text from Any File" converter has limitations. For example, document formatting is lost. Additionally, graphics, fields, drawing objects, and any other items that are not text are lost. However, field text, headers, footers, footnotes, and endnotes are retained as simple text.
1. In Word 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Open.
In Word 2010, click the File Menu, and then click Open.
3. In the Files of type box, click Recover Text from Any File(*.*).
4. Click the document from which you want to recover the text.
5. Click Open.
After the document is recovered by using the "Recover Text from Any File" converter, there is some binary data text that is not converted. This text is primarily at the start and end of the document. You must delete this binary data text before you save the file as a Word document.
Here's something to look at:
http://support.microsoft.com/defa...n-us;87856
https://community.office365.com/e...2/t/269739
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Thank you all for your advice! The issue has been resolved.
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well don't keep us in suspense what was the issue/solution if it was just operator error you can leave it at that Smilie

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well don't keep us in suspense what was the issue/solution if it was just operator error you can leave it at that Smilie

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