Lost Text In Web Page. Can I recover?

By ZILDJMAN67 ยท 4 replies
Oct 26, 2007
  1. To my own stupidity I was writing a paper inside an active web page. I had saved the text to the clipboard, but inadvertently copied over it. Then in what amounts to even greater stupidity I hit the back button in IE and lost all the text in the previous window. My question is, if I have not closed IE since this happened, is there anyway to recover the text? Does it reside somewhere in memory, temp file, cookie etc? I have tried going back through IE history etc but when the same window appears the text is missing. I know it's a long shot but I have to try....
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    As far as I`m aware, you`ve lost it for good. :(

    I know it`s a bit late now, but the Windows clipboard is very limited. I recommend you use the DzSoft Paste & Save, it can hold mulitple clipboard entries and won`t lose them.

    I do a heck of a lot of copy and pasting and find the above programme very handy.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    You won't be able to do a search on your system because technically, it's not on your system,

    When you say " I had saved the text to the clipboard,"- what does that mean> Normally when one Saves, it's when you choose where to 'Save In' and give the file a name. If you did that, then you should be able to recover the file.

    As mentioned, the Windows clipboard only holds one copy, then overwrites. If you have Word> open Word> Edit> Office Clipboard> you will then see the copy icon in the Notification area. Each time you 'copy', a sheet of 'paper' passes over it. You scan copy up to 26 times on the Office clipboard, then paste into a document as you want.

    ZILDJMAN67 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help! I knew what I wrote was lost but had to give it a try and check what the experts had to say... Although I did install that Dzsoft Paste and just wish I had known about it sooner, it's great!
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    The name of the game is 'back up, back up, back up. Even when you're writing a document you should do intermittent saves.
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