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2015-07-10 08:48:38 +0200 answered a question Autorecovery auto-deletes the recovered file

If you're using Windows 7, the built-in shadow copy centre may have an older and uncorrupted version of your file.

  • Launch Explorer, right-click the folder that contained the document and select Properties.
  • If you see a Previous Versions tab then click that.
  • If all is well then you'll see a list of entries for the folder, going back days, or maybe weeks.
  • Double-click one with a date when you know the document was readable, and try opening this older version.
  • Save it with a new name, and then repeat the process with later folder entries until you reach the point where the file became corrupted.

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