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09/04/2019

Please help, any suggestions on how to find a lost essay on words?

QUESTION
Please help, any suggestions on how to find a lost essay on words?
So two nights ago it was around 4am and I had just finished a 1000 words essay. I saved it and in the morning couldn’t find it so I tried saving a random document with the same name but it said that the name was already taken to another document that was saved in the ‘auto recovery 2011’ file but I looked everywhere on my computer and there is no auto recovery 2011 file! (any suggestions) I am really freaking out it took me so long to do and I was really proud of it (took me 5 hours)!!!

ANSWER
The first thing that you must do when beginning a document is to do a Save and specify a name and location. This will avoid problems down the road when you are over tired.

Your question is worded in a way that I am not sure what software you used to create the document.

It should be in the most recently used list if you used Word. A reason that this may not be true is if you created this document starting with an e-mail attachment and simply saved instead of doing a Save As which forces you to specify a file location and document name.

If you are using Windows 7, at the Start button, type a word (or two) that is in the title. All docs with that word will appear.