Saturday, February 7, 2009

Recovering Lost File in Word 2003 or 2007

How to recover a lost file in Word 2007 or in Word 2003

1) Try exploring or opening the Recycle Bin first. If the file is there, then highlight and right-click. You will see a short menu pop up. The first choice is RESTORE. BEFORE you click that, note WHERE THE FILE IS LOCATED! Then click and with a bit of luck you may have your file back.
2) Preventing the problem in the first place!

First, follow one of these steps to see whether the Always create backup copy setting is enabled:
  • If you use Microsoft Office Word 2007: Click the Microsoft Office Button, click Word Options in the lower-right corner, and then click Advanced. Scroll through the headings until you find the Save section, which is close to the end of the list. If the Always create backup copy setting, located in the Save section, is selected, Word created a backup copy of the document.
  • If you use Microsoft Office Word 2003: On the Tools menu, click Options. The Always create backup copy setting is located on the Save tab. If the Always create backup copy setting is selected, Word created a backup copy of the document.
Then, if the Always create backup copy setting is not selected, go to method 3: "Force Word to try to recover a file."

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Internet Security - Antivirus - The BEST Solutions

I use Vipre on one of my systems. I need to restrict it to one so that I can keep testing OTHER internet security systems on the other computers that I own. I use Vipre which is much newer but comes from Sunbelt Software who Microsoft bought their original technology from for Windows Defender. Problem being that Microsoft did not keep developing it like Sunbelt does. [See left sidebar for trial copy or to purchase]

Sunbelt also owns Kerio Personal Firewall which they have now renamed Sunbelt Personal Firewall. There is a free version and a paid one. Soon I believe you will see Vipre become complete by incorporating their firewall into Vipre.

It is very inexpensive and protects against viruses in email and from other sources as well as Spyware. So far it does not have a built-in firewall. Most people don't need a firewall but it never hurts to have one even if just to make yourself feel better.People like me who have zillions of websites and blogs and are on the internet for hours every day, NEED a firewall because they are obvious targets for BAD GUYS!

I use Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 on the computer I am typing this on. It is my main system. It is so complete and stays in the background keeping my whole system secure that I use it here.

In addition, Kaspersky has the FASTEST RESPONSE TIME when a NEW VIRUS is found. Sometimes as soon as 20 minutes later, they are updating your system with the solution. Fast I like! If two days go by or even 24 hours, a lot of havoc can be created on your computer while the slow guys are trying to find a new solution to the NEW VIRUS. Do you really want to take that chance? [see banner link on left sidebar]

Other good products are BitDefender and NOD32. Unusual name, NOD32. However both products are very good. I will write about them later.