3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2009 2:36 PM by Limnos
vilafranca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
The situation is this. I was typing in a long document (Microsoft Word) on my computer running Mac OS X 10.4.11. Somehow I must have selected the entire text of the file (40 pages) and hit the enter key because suddenly I looked at it and there was no text left.

Instead of hitting command-Z (what I should have done), I clicked to close the file, figuring it would ask me to save changes and I would choose "no" and revert to the saved version. Well, it must have autosaved the blank file, because it didn't ask me if I wanted to save changes, and when I reopened the file, you guessed it... still blank!

I remember from years ago when I had a PC that each time you saved a Word document, the computer saved a hidden version of the file, so you ended up with several dozen temporary files that you could find until you restarted the program or restarted your computer. Does my Mac have anything like that?

I just went in and changed my Microsoft Word options to automatically save a backup version... wish I had known about that option sooner! Any other suggestions? Help!!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)