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09/08/2019

i saved a word document and than went to open it back up and it was gone what do i do?

QUESTION
i saved a word document and than went to open it back up and it was gone what do i do?
So here’s the situation: I wrote a paper and than saved it like 15 times because I’m kinda paranoid. I than closed the document and went to my email so I could email it to my self because I don’t have a printer that works. Only when I tried to retrieve the file it wasn’t there, like completely gone, I opened word back up to see if it was there and it was not. what do i do?

ANSWER
You may have accidentally saved it in an unusual location. Try searching for it. Ex. if your document’s name is “my essay”, open the Start menu and type “my essay” in the Search Programs & Files box near the bottom. Wait and see what pops up. Your file may appear in a list of items that match your search criteria. You can then open it and save it again, making sure it saves in your Documents folder or a place where you know where it is.
You can also check the Recycle Bin (located on your Desktop) in case it’s in there, but I doubt it will be.
I hope this helps! Good luck!