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  1. Thanks, that helped me track down a temporary copy that Word 365 (16.54 ) created when I hadn’t turned on AutoSave and my system rebooted …about 1/2 day’s worth of editing was saved!

  2. I lost my doc I had been working on for over an hour. I closed it and when asked to save I said no. I thought I wwas closing another doc I had open.I had auto save set on for every 10 minutes. I tried everything you suggested and nothing came up. HELP!


    I lost something on Microsoft literally the night it was due! The second option worked great!

  4. THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH just saved me over 10 hours of what was lost work!!!!! The AutoRecovery didn’t quite work but it got me to the containers–close enough–and I found it there!!! Seriously, thank you so very much for writing this article and sharing your knowledge.

  5. or method 1 and 2 did not work for me. but before i lost my document it said it say i had no open a word doc i had just saved. it was on recently opened now it is gone

  6. You are a god amongst us mere mortals. No other solution worked for me, and I had tried like 3 different file recovery programs. You saved my life

  7. I have to say, I was nearly in tears when Word crashed & EVERY tutorial did not work. This is the only site that had Method 1 which worked perfectly! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  8. Thank you SO very much! Your Method 2 worked for me and saved me many hours of lost work. Thank you!!

  9. Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!! I lost 8 pages of work on an assignment that is due in a few days and nothing on Google was helping me, then I found this page! The ‘Look for AutoRecover files’ section is the one that worked for me. You’re a life saver 🙂

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