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Forum topic by helluvawreck posted 04-30-2012 03:23 PM 905 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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helluvawreck

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04-30-2012 03:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: recover saved draft

For the last 30 minutes I was making an important post where someone had asked for some help. I accidentally hit some key or something and lost every word in my post. I know – I should have been saving it myself in case this happened. Well I didn’t. I noticed a note just below the posting window that said that my last draft was save at such and such time. I have looked all over this place to try to find out how you go about recovering a saved draft. Can somebody tell me how to do that? I don’t have time to start all over on the post right now because I’m at work so I sure would like to recover the saved draft.

Thanks

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau


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Bertha

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#1 posted 04-30-2012 03:26 PM

Sometimes when you go back to the forum where you were, the text is still in your box. I’ve aborted posts deemed to be in poor taste after some reflection and found them waiting when I returned.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 03:27 PM

Thanks, Al. I’ll give it a try.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 03:31 PM

Didn’t work. I appreciate it anyways, Al.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 04-30-2012 03:43 PM

I am sorry to be the barer of bad news, but I am afraid it may be lost. Once or twice that happened when I was writing my blog. Once I was almost through writing a rather long article, complete with pictures and the same thing happened. I went back to where the post should be, but it was gone. Nothing I could do would recover it. Sometimes I think the ‘auto save’ fails. That may have occurred here. I hope not! :(

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 04-30-2012 04:50 PM

Yep… I think it went to “bit heaven”...

I hate it when that happens…

... you just have to bite the bullet and start all over trying to remember what you did…

Sorry…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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stefang

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#6 posted 04-30-2012 05:42 PM

Sorry Charles. This has happened to me a few times too. I tried to recover the text, but couldn’t find any way to do it. It is probably a good idea to write lengthy posts on Notepad or some other text program and then copy it over to your LJ post. I know many do this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Bertha

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#7 posted 04-30-2012 05:50 PM

I’ve written some things here worthy of a Pulitzer, only to lose them when I race over to Amazon;)
Bit heaven, I like that Joe:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 04-30-2012 05:56 PM

Bertha,

Glad you liked it!

That is a Long Time expression in the computer programming field….

... Another one… I’m sure you have heard of GIGO...
... but, have you heard of GIRGO?

Garbage In Refined Garbage Out

LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 05-01-2012 01:21 AM

Cant help ya here!

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sandhill

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#10 posted 05-01-2012 01:41 AM

Been there. So now what I do now is if it requires more then a few words I write it in MA word, cut and paste.

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