Windows Live lost word document

#1
New here and hoping for some help. Have searched the web and now understand that you shouldn't edit documents when you have opened them in live mail without saving to a folder first. However that's what I did and have lost my thesis document with extensive edits.
I have searched my computer and come up with one item in the windows cashe from about the time I saved and closed the document but am unable to open it. It is a DB file - although my document wasn't a database just a word doc.

I have tried downloading the various database opening software programmes to have a look at the cashe file but no luck.

I did reopen the document from live mail so may have overwritten the whole thing anyway but I live in hope that the cashe item is what I need. Can anyone tell me a simple way I could view it?
 


#2
Hello, Sheree!

If you think the "DB file" may be some kind of backup of your work, it can be worth a try to open it as plain text! To do so, find the concerning file, right click it, select open with, select program, and choose an editor e.g. under the path %systemroot%\notepad.exe (just copy and paste this path in your file browser's path bar).
I just want to point out that my user interface is not English so I am not certain if these are the correct terms, you will have to find the correct options on your own.

let me know if this worked
 


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