How to restore a document from WordPad I didn't save?

Hi.
I was using my WordPad and my computer stopped working and I had to restart it without saving the file. Is it lost, or there is a way I could restore it?
Thank you.
Answer
Answer

 I'm sorry to tell you it's lost.  Wordpad documents are in RAM until you save them, and when you lose power or reboot, the contents of RAM go poof.  Needless to say, when working with a word processor, it's a very good idea to periodically save your work to prevent losing it in case of a problem.

 

 Good luck.

35 people were helped by this reply

·

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

Answer
Answer

On Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:02:15 +0000, stephanie alessandraarenas
cavaliere wrote:

Hi.
I was using my WordPad and my computer stopped working and I had to restart it without saving the file. Is it lost, or there is a way I could restore it?

Sorry, but you are out of luck. It's lost.

It's always wise to save what you are doing every few minutes, not
wait until you are finished.

Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP

Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP since October 2003

36 people were helped by this reply

·

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

 
 

Question Info


Last updated July 2, 2020 Views 40,660 Applies to: