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COMPUTER HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IVE LOST ALL THE WORK I DID YESTERDAY

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sallystrawberry Sun 10-Apr-05 14:47:25

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sallystrawberry Sun 10-Apr-05 14:48:00

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nutcracker Sun 10-Apr-05 14:50:04

Oh no Sally, that is awful.

I am crap with them so haven't a clue where it could be but hope someone helps you soon.

Will see if my brother is online and ask him, back in a sec.

nutcracker Sun 10-Apr-05 14:50:54

No he's out sorry.

Fingers crossed for you xxxxxxxxxxx

kid Sun 10-Apr-05 14:50:54

could you check 'search' for the name of the document on the start menu?

sallystrawberry Sun 10-Apr-05 14:56:30

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sallystrawberry Sun 10-Apr-05 15:08:10

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sallystrawberry Sun 10-Apr-05 15:15:07

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SenoraPostrophe Sun 10-Apr-05 15:24:59

You could try downloading a file/disk recovery programme - they usually have a free version which just lets you know whether or not you can open it, and then you have to pay to actually get the file.

Howver you could easily spend as much time doing that as you would spend re-writing it. This has happened to me a couple of times and the time to re-write is always much faster than the time it originally took. If it was me, i'd get a big cup of tea and start now - it'll probably even be better than it was yesterday.

jangly Sun 10-Apr-05 15:25:21

What software are you running? Windows XP and Office?

SenoraPostrophe Sun 10-Apr-05 15:27:17

NB I take it you mean a floppy disc and that the floppy disc won't show any files at all, or do you mean that the actual file won't open (if the former, file recovery unlikely to work. might work if the latter)

sallystrawberry Sun 10-Apr-05 15:36:45

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Christie Sun 10-Apr-05 15:39:03

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jangly Sun 10-Apr-05 15:39:16

Bit late to say but never, ever use floppy disks. You've just found out the hard way why not.

So there's no recent copy saved on the hard drive of your computer?

SenoraPostrophe Sun 10-Apr-05 15:39:54

how old are they? can you put them in front of a good video?

sallystrawberry Sun 10-Apr-05 15:45:51

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SaintGeorge Sun 10-Apr-05 15:49:35

Strange that the disc says not formatted - daft question but are you sure you saved them to that disc and not to hard drive?

Try searching hard drive for word docs created since yesterday - don't put any names in at all. You might find an automatic backup copy and be able to retrieve at least some of your work.

sallystrawberry Sun 10-Apr-05 16:12:44

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sallystrawberry Sun 10-Apr-05 16:24:59

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Gwenick Sun 10-Apr-05 16:51:04

DH (techie bloke LOL) says are you SURE you saved it on the disk.

Have you checked in the recycle bin - just incase you deleted something.

Have you checked all the temporary files - he says sometimes the 'automatic backup' (or whatever he called it) ends up in there - and not always under the name of the document 'you' saved it as.

Have you tried searching the hard drive for documents 'containing' certain words you may find it your work, rather than the name of the document. Search takes longer - but it'll bring up every file with those words 'in'.

Gwenick Sun 10-Apr-05 16:51:59

DH also says whatever you do DON'T format the disk (not sure why but that's what he said)

sallystrawberry Sun 10-Apr-05 17:03:06

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sallystrawberry Sun 10-Apr-05 17:04:17

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sallystrawberry Sun 10-Apr-05 17:19:23

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jangly Sun 10-Apr-05 18:12:06

I don't know if this will work if it is saying "disk not formatted" but could you try:

click on "my computer"
right click on "31/2 floppy"
click on "properties"
click on "tools"
then on "error checking"

btw, that was my ds1 earlier being a bit heartless.
The cd that you were trying to use might have been a dud. We have had that too.

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