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    If a word version x document is deleted, is there a hidden backup
    If a word version x document is deleted, is there a hidden backup, I deleted an important document and it was the only copy.

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    Not unless you chose to "always make a backup" from the Office "Save" preferences of Word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Not unless you chose to "always make a backup" from the Office "Save" preferences of Word.
    Yeah thatnks friend, I was just hoping I guess

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    It would be in your Time Machine backup also...
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    Or your external hard drive if you backed up using SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner software. Trust you did have a backup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by randythebest View Post
    If a word version x document is deleted, is there a hidden backup, I deleted an important document and it was the only copy.
    If you delete a document, it will be in your trash can.
    Unless you cleared that as well. ( Manually or automatically )
    Then it is down to having backups.

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    Thanks everyone for your responses, yes I understand that lost is lost, just being wishful I guess, I have since selected "autosave copy" on Word preferences, and thanks again.

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    Be advised that the "autosave" feature of MS Word is not dependable and difficult to use. As I stated in my original reply to you... "not unless you turn on always make a backup". You do know that you can choose that from your Word preferences save features? That will ensure you will always have a copy edited from when you opened the file.

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    So you aren't using Time Machine or any sort of routine backup software?

    I guess we'll see you again at some point with a similar issue ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Be advised that the "autosave" feature of MS Word is not dependable and difficult to use. As I stated in my original reply to you... "not unless you turn on always make a backup". You do know that you can choose that from your Word preferences save features? That will ensure you will always have a copy edited from when you opened the file.
    I appreciate everyone's help, yes I have now selected "always make a backup" instead of autosave, and will be more secure with Word files, thanks again.

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