Dimitri001
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Lost notes from several unsaved Wordpad windows

Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:15 am

I had sveral Wordpad windows open with some extremely important text in them when Windows crashed. None of the text was saved, it was just in open, unsaved Wordpad windows.

I looked in \AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\WordPad and the folder is empty (hidden files are set to show).

Is there any way for me to get this stuff back? It is EXTREMELY EXTREMELY important.

I'm running Windows 10.

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Lost notes from several unsaved Wordpad windows

Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:43 am

Dimitri001 wrote:I had sveral Wordpad windows open with some extremely important text in them when Windows crashed. None of the text was saved, it was just in open, unsaved Wordpad windows.

I looked in \AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\WordPad and the folder is empty (hidden files are set to show).

Is there any way for me to get this stuff back? It is EXTREMELY EXTREMELY important.

I'm running Windows 10.


I don't believe Wordpad stores anything to the HDD until you actually save a file. When it's first created it only exists in RAM which is volatile memory and loses all data as soon as it's power cycled.

A more full featured editor such as Microsoft Word actually does create periodic saves to a hidden tmp file. But, Wordpad is a minimilist program.

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