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EaseUS?

by Daliana1 / March 19, 2018 2:44 PM PDT

Still trying to emotionally process this. I had a document containing relevant thoughts on wordpad, and I couldn't save the current version before my computer shut off, so I had to restart. I'm trying to recover or revert the file to a previous time using this software, can anyone else walk with me on what to do next? I'm performing a deep scan.

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Very much like wordpad, has autosave function too.
by James Denison / March 19, 2018 8:03 PM PDT
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Stop using that disk.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 19, 2018 2:51 PM PDT
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Thanks for the quick response.
by Daliana1 / March 19, 2018 3:05 PM PDT
In reply to: Stop using that disk.

This happened to me before when I wasn't quite emotionally capable and I do remember downloading that as well. As it stands, I am downloading the same software as before because I could never complete a successful recovery and then put it down as something I could use. This was because I wasn't sure how to go about it. Asking a personalized question is a lot easier, and I will download Recuva again. This is really possible? Is there anything bad I could have done during downtime that might negate this possibility?
Most people around me would say, it's just lost.
In other words - follow up please. If can't, thanks much.

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OK.Seeing as this is in Win 10.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 19, 2018 3:12 PM PDT
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Yes
by Daliana1 / March 19, 2018 3:25 PM PDT

I'm familiar with system restore, but that never changed documents. It only changed software. And I remember not being able to access earlier documents unless I made an entry point of some sort.

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Do you know the name of the document?
by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 19, 2018 3:30 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes

Post was last edited on March 19, 2018 3:33 PM PDT

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Yes
by Daliana1 / March 19, 2018 3:33 PM PDT

I do, and the document shows up, it is just old and not the updated version. It is considerably older than where I once was.

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You may have lost it.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 19, 2018 3:37 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes

Wait for other members/mods to come in on this.
Dafydd.

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Ok will do.
by Daliana1 / March 19, 2018 3:43 PM PDT
In reply to: You may have lost it.

To summarize for any future moderators: Wordpad document, rtf. Saved once or twice. Worked on it over the days. Computer ducked out after short nap, so I restarted. Of course the document was nowhere near its current state. I made no restore points, and am trying Recuva and EaseUS. If these programs don't work for me.. Who does it work for really, and what software should I really be using for my documents? This is in the case you can't help me. I only have partially digested information about this, especially due to the emotional nature of these documents.

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Does wordpad have an "auto save" option in it?
by James Denison / March 19, 2018 7:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Ok will do.

If not, maybe should download and install a word processor program that does have such an option. That way you can only be 5-10 minutes behind when such happens again.

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Rich Text File, Wordpad
by Daliana1 / March 19, 2018 3:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Stop using that disk.

To Dafydd or anyone else who may need to know: The document is a rich text file, a wordpad document.

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From the top.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2018 6:35 PM PDT
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1. The HDD is pulled from the machine in order to scan it in another PC.

2. NEVER CONTINUE TO USE SUCH A DRIVE.

3. Do not install RECUVA to this drive since use, installing recovery apps may overwrite the disk space used by the files we want to recovery.

4. Always recover files to another drive. By now it should be clear that the drive in recovery is NEVER used for booting, OS or written to.

If we put this drive in some USB case or another drive in a working PC, we do the deep scan with RECUVA but the files may be gone if use of this drive continued.

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Thanks
by Daliana1 / March 19, 2018 8:22 PM PDT

Both new repliers thanks. I will let you know what I'm up to in more technical terms later. My father's a computer guy and he had some words for you, moderator R.P. Like how I am using a laptop and the hdd is embedded, and how the memory has not been written so it must have gone; I don't know if I'll come to understand that just yet, but I have some more methods to try, notably the one on superuser.

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As to the laptops.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2018 8:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

Few of these have non-removable drives. We remove these quickly because we want the best chance at recovery. But if the owner continued to use the laptop, and installed apps to recover files, those files are likely overwritten.

Recovery chances fall with each boot and use.

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Ok, MIGHT do. Will look for more on the HDD..
by Daliana1 / March 19, 2018 8:43 PM PDT
In reply to: As to the laptops.

I honestly just think I'm dreaming, the notion seems odd. Can a computer really save words written not saved when I purposefully restarted it? Like a screen capture? Is it left up to chance if the computer will or not? This is starting to become more like a vent for me, but now I suppose I'm learning. I guess exploring will help me get rid of my animus, and one thing I will be doing is just switching my methods of writing.

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Yes. Many apps save to a temp file.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2018 9:38 AM PDT

Or perform the autosave.

My replies have been about: How important it is to get the HDD out of use as soon as possible and over to the recovery machine. Using the drive diminishes the chance of recover to zero quickly.

Post was last edited on March 21, 2018 9:51 AM PDT

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Ok, MIGHT do. Will look for more on the HDD..
by Daliana1 / March 19, 2018 8:43 PM PDT
In reply to: As to the laptops.

I honestly just think I'm dreaming, the notion seems odd. Can a computer really save words written not saved when I purposefully restarted it? Like a screen capture? Is it left up to chance if the computer will or not? This is starting to become more like a vent for me, but now I suppose I'm learning. I guess exploring will help me get rid of my animus, and one thing I will be doing is just switching my methods of writing.

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Do you guys concur?
by Daliana1 / March 19, 2018 11:25 PM PDT
In reply to: As to the laptops.

A) https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-update/how-to-retrieve-an-unsaved-word-pad-document/a2f94e4a-075a-45d2-915c-491f1c6e0b35
B) https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/how-to-restore-a-document-from-wordpad-i-didnt/8577b0d6-8a2b-4448-aa56-e5a8d1f36cf8
C) Half Message from EaseUS:
Thanks for contacting us.
"If you didn't save the file on you computer before restart, any software is unable to recover the data. Regretfully, our software is unable to help you in this case."
If the case seems clear to all, then I say this is a lesson to our progeny. Thanks everyone for the tips.

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