Yesterday (October 25) I spent a few hours working on a Word document. When printed out, it is six pages long.
This morning (October 26) when I opened up the document to resume work on it, all my latest work was gone.
The document property indicates it was last modified October 21.
In fact, it looks like the work I did on October 22 is not there either.
I am anal about saving, usually hitting the Control-S key or
Save button frequently as I work on something.
So I am wondering what the heck happened? Has anybody else encountered behaviour like this? I am using Word 2007 and it has worked fine for many years. Why the baffling behaviour now?
The only thing I have done to my computer between October 21 and today is download and install Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop. Would that have anything to do with it? Could this new software have somehow prevented Word from retaining edits to a document?
More importantly, is there a way to get that work back? I have a print-out of the October 25 draft, so I could always re-type it, but if I can get the draft back that would be easier. I did not print a copy of the October 22 version, so I will either have to re-do it by memory (not good) or somehow figure out a way to get it back.
This is really frustrating; I find writing well to be difficult and slow going in the first place. Now I have to deal with software that is not saving?!
Any help would be much appreciated.