My Rich Text Document is blank! HELP!

So I have been working on something in WordPad (not MS Word or any other software) in a .rtf format. It was pretty long last night, but today I go to open it and it is blank. It says the file has 0 KB. I am using a Windows 10 laptop if that means anything.
I don't know what to do. Can I get my work back? How?

Post was last edited on March 6, 2018 8:38 AM PST

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Sadly this is the story about backup.

One of the lessons folk learn is that keeping our files safe is up to us still. Now if you had turned on W10's File History feature then we may not have this discussion.

It's built into Windows. Read

That said, my old school method when writing a long paper was to save it as a new name as the doc grew. Today I can use file history or my other backup methods.

If you didn't keep backups, the file is assuredly gone for good. Also, did you ever email it or print it out?

PS. Edited for spelling error.

Post was last edited on March 6, 2018 9:28 AM PST

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No. Never printed or emailed. My computer is an Acer and keeps having pop-ups about back ups in effect. Never was sure what that meant so I may check it out.
I heard something about going back into computer history. Do you know what that means?

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I linked about file history

Which YOU must setup for that to work. System Restore is enabled by default but DOES NOT APPLY since it only tracks changes to Windows and not your files.

PCs, smart phones and such are still things that we must take care when we have files or such we need to safeguard.

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Thank you

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