I've already read several similar help columns but none refer to my situation.
I DID save the Word Pad document! I saved it at 6:00, 6:15, 6:30 then between 6:30-6:45 I opened too many windows on IE 10 so computer crashed (another day another story)...
Computer rebooted back up ok.... It did not even give me choice of going to safe mode as just IE 10 was overloaded so was not serious crash.
But when I re opened my Word Pad and found that the FILE that I had just saved (says 6:30 successfully saved) has about two lines on it... the first two correct lines as I remember them! and rest of the screen and file is blank! Size 1K when it should be 18 K etc or so.... lots lots lost.
Never fear! I have a backup to the back up... so I went and exited the Word pad... and reopened my older 6:15 version.
What is going on here????? The same two lines have been saved only and rest of page is BLANK SPACE..
Ditto for the 6:00 one... How is that possible with different save times? And different FILE names!
Ok I've been working on this same file which I separately saved under NEW FILE NAMES each day... i.e. 9-1. 9-3 and 9-4
I'M SHOCKED!!! all of them just show the file damaged as only same two lines!!!
(I digress here:: to get the question out of the way: I don't have a Virus as recently I had another question here and someone suggested I might have one and did every one of the Norton NIS, and malwarebytes.com etc. I have on computer and came up clean. I even went to Norton for extra help with their power eraser and it found a hidden one, it was not good, but it was a small virus not a red color bad bad one that was easily quarantined and removed by Norton power eraser and this was two weeks or longer ago....)
What is going on with my Word Pad???
I thought if you (and others) said in other posts here in Microsoft and in other Yahoo answers etc) columns if you regularly save the file... (See:
ESPECIALLY if I never like saving over the same file over and over, so I always change something in the title of the saved file [like day of the week at least so that I only lose the day's work..... at worst...] so that I save always brand new files, rarely (like today unfortunately) do I re save over the same file but that was only 3x and read and understand what happened below (ask me questions if you don't understand this please! ).
But this crash took out all three of the 6:00, 6:15 and 6:30 saved files PLUS the prior two days work and saved files!!
How is it possible for Word Pad to do this when I did not open those files today at all until I started going backwards on my list of files trying to find a file where I could pick up where I left off and type the missing words in I did this evening......
Today, I only opened the 9-3-14 file at 9 am... wrote a bit.... save and closed it and did not add to it until I did a lot of work at 6:00 EST and saved it 6:00, 6:15, 6:30 (approx. times I'm trying to be brief here not details I can provide some type of screen shots if someone needs it )
I hope that by my using web page here and typing on another word processor these notes and saving them before posting them.... that I did not erase the files or overwrite them.
Yes, I read another column here.... and went to check "temp" files and not there...
I used a deleted file program "Recuva" to find and restore the file if it can... so far nothing on the basic search I also used the "Deep Search" and it got done in less than the 4 hrs it said .. but only files that came up deleted were ones I know about ... plus ordering them by date just two files I purposely deleted from Word pad back on 8-26-14... so the missing files are still "missing"!!
Wrote and went over this Forum posting for comprehension..... I hope this is clear what I'm asking about....
Somehow the files that I did not have open during the crash are not saved as well... but how is that possible when I used them over several days that I did not turn off the computer and re saved them each day under a new title?????
This is perplexing and confusing to me...
If you are confused too, please ask me questions to make it clear to you.
Another question today:
Before I try rewriting everything over again using Word Pad... I would need to know from someone's advice and information... that if I save a new file----- am I overwriting the space that "was" used for the old file and therefore never going to be able to attempt to recreate or restore that old file by any program or method.... so I'm not doing anything but staying on computer and posting this on your Forum..
Thanks everyone for reading this very long posting.
Appreciate any thoughts or suggestions!
I have Windows 7 Professional on laptop with i5 Intel chip and full 8GB memory storage, 500 GB HD. Anything else you need to know?