Windows Server 2003: desktop data question

By clark123
Dec 18, 2009
  1. Hello,
    I was working on one of the many computers here at the University. They have Windows Server 2003.

    I logged in with my own user-name and password and have been writing a document on Microsoft Word for 4 hours.
    The computer suddenly ceased any activity. The screen was frozen, and the only thing that was possible to do was to move the mouse pointer.
    Clicking or alt+shift+del didnt have any effect.

    Normally when I log off, the data on the desktop is lost. Is it possible to recover that document somehow?
    Unfortunately the library closed in that moment, so I didn't even have time to reboot.

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    MS Word is set to save documents automatically at certain time intervals. Since you were in MS Word for hours, there has to be at least, a partial backup of the document. Just log back in an open Word... It may be listed under recent documents if you are lucky
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