Lost and found

We show you eight simple ways to track a lost or deleted Microsoft Word document.

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By  Cleona Godinho Published  February 8, 2008

We show you eight simple ways to track a lost or deleted Microsoft Word document.

Use your system's search function

In Windows XP navigate to Start/Search/For files or folders. In the ‘What do you want to search for?' section, click on ‘All files and folders' and type '*.doc' (without the quotes) in the search field.

In the ‘Look in' section select 'My Computer'. Next, hit the Search button and Windows will begin searching your entire PC for all Word documents. In Windows Vista, click on the Start button and type in .doc or .docx (if it's a Word 2007 file) in the Start Search box.

Next, hit Enter and if the File List contains your lost document double-click on it and begin editing.

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