Lost or Misplaced File

These are just a few suggestions for finding "misplaced files" whose location is a mystery.

  • Run a search using the file name (Go to "Start" > "Search").
  • If your file was recently opened, look in the "My Recent Documents" folder in the start menu or navigate to:  C:\Documents and Settings\ [YourUsername] \My Recent Documents.
  • If your file was one of the last three you accessed, you may be able to look under the "File" menu for the last three documents opened with a given program. If you are in Microsoft Word, you can check under the "File" menu for the last three documents you opened in Word.

See AutoRecover - document location for information on finding documents saved with Word's AutoRecover feature.

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