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Can't find document

by candyanne / June 4, 2006 5:43 AM PDT

I'm a mess. I've got Windows XP, and somewhere along the line I lost my resume I typed up in word perfect. I found it by sheer happenstance about a month ago in something called auto recovery (?), but lost it again.
Any help would be much appreciated....

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Not going to make you feel better, but
by chuckieu / June 4, 2006 6:14 AM PDT
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anything that important should be recorded on a hard copy somewhere. My forms (Letter heads, resumes, business cards I designed, etc) are on a floppy. Everything else
(emails, downloaded programs, etc) go on various CDs or DVDs. Burners are $50 or less for multiformat, double layer units. Hopefully someone can help you recover the lost document. chuck

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Re: document lost
by Kees Bakker / June 4, 2006 6:35 AM PDT
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I agree with Chuck on the necessity of socalled BACKUP (=keep a copy elsewhere).

If Search in Windows Explorer doesn't find it, it's probably gone forever. Use wildcards, like *.wpd and resume.* (assuming you called it the document resume.wpd).

Good luck,


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Do you remember the file name...
by Edward ODaniel / June 4, 2006 6:37 AM PDT
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that you saved the document as? If so make use of XP's search facility to locate it.

WordPerfect keeps a list of recently opened documents (open WordPerfect then click the File menu and the recent documents should show near the bottom of the menu).

The "My Documents" folder is the default location for such things--have you looked there?

In the Start menu there is a selection named "Documents". It contains a list of recent documents you have worked on.

Last but not least by any means you can open a Command Prompt (click Start then Run then type in CMD.EXE to open a command prompt) and make use of the DIR command to locate all WordPerfect files by using the commands:
cd / (this shifts to the root directory)
DIR *.wp? /s (this recursively searches the root and all subdirectories for WordPerfect files -- you could also do this with the "Find files of Folders" applet but the command line performs better)

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