What the …!

Have you ever had a document disappear on you?

My latest post just did!

There I was typing away in a word document (makes it easier to edit, rather than trying to edit here in WordPress) – and it was a rather brilliant one, I tell you! – and I hit ‘save’, thinking that it did, but it didn’t! I can’t find it anywhere. It’s as though the document has just disappeared into the bowels of my computer. Not even ‘Find’ can find it!

Talk about a lesson in letting go.

Anyway … to assuage my disgruntlement, and for your viewing pleasure, I present a little moving picture interlude. As soon as that document turns up, which I have no doubt it will – when it’s good and ready – I’ll post it!

Enjoy.

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“Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog” Doug Larson

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23 comments on “What the …!

  1. catdownunder says:

    Gah, yes – that once happened to me too – I am still prowling around looking for it!

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    • Widdershins says:

      I find it astonishing how all traces of it can disappear, and then suddenly reappear at a later date … very impressive. I wish I could do that!

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  2. Erin says:

    Word Happens. Sorry to hear about the disappearing post.

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  3. Eileen O'Farrell says:

    I hope your prowl is successful! Love the real book video!

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  4. All the time. When I’m lucky, I’ll find the “lost” document in my download folder or a folder that is unconnected to the document. But, that usually happens days, weeks, months after I’ve given up.

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  5. jannatwrites says:

    So, the computer ate your blog post? I think this is the 21st century version of the dog eating homework 🙂

    This has happened to me, but usually it’s because I’ve overwritten or deleted it.

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  6. Perhaps there’s a special ‘technology’ section in the Cosmic Cupboard… BTW: Love the Larson quote. 🙂

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  7. This happened to me and it never resurfaced. What I said to myself was, “I’m going to write something better than what I wrote when it disappeared. Alas! It’s not a good feeling.
    —Joan

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  8. […] isn’t the lost post. I suspect it’s hiding somewhere just behind my monitor … […]

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  9. I have lost things in Word and have sometimes found them in the ‘temporary files’ folder. If you named it once, Word has an auto re-save function that you can use to get it back. But if you hadn’t saved it a first time, well, not sure about your luck.

    Perhaps the lost post is in the same place as that missing sock.

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  10. londonmabel says:

    So that’s what books do at night!

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  11. nyparrot says:

    Ohhh… NO! Sorry…

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  12. Margie says:

    Sometimes if I close down the program, then reopen it and ask it nicely to show me the list of recently used documents, the one I lost will be right there on the list. Then I have to figure out where the program put the document, but at least I know it isn’t lost forever. Hide and seek clearly isn’t just a game I play with the grand-children…

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    • Widdershins says:

      Hiya Margie … thanks for stopping by.

      Yeah … I thought of that too. I think my computer’s having an identity crisis. The other day I noticed that my ‘downloads’ folder had mysteriously emptied itself out. Completely. Last night I found everything in the trash can. Very mysterious! .. the missing blog post wasn’t with them though!

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