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Q: recovering previous version of word doc? please help!

I've accidentally saved over a version of a word doc with an old version (mac user). I don't have timecapsule. is there any way to how to recover the previous version of the document?

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Ben:

If you had set Word>Preferences>Save>"Always create backup" to ON before saving the document, then yes, the backup copy of the document will be in the same folder, labelled "Backup of <document name>".

If you have not turned that function on, then no, there is no way back from there.

Don't get confused with "Save autorecover" -- that does NOT save the document, and won't help.

Cheers
John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Mac Word), Consultant Technical Writer. http://www.john.mcghie.com.au

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