Lost old Word documents

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    Lost old Word documents

    I lost a lot of my old MSWord documents and i can find no trace of them. Is there a way I could get them back.? My OS is Windows 10
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    Hi, depends what happened and when.

    For example...
    - have you just found they are missing and know they were there yesterday?
    - have you just they found are missing and know they were there a long time ago?
    - were they on a drive on which there has been very little activity since they went missing?
    - were they on C: and have you done a clean install?

    History helps.

    If they were recently deleted and they were on a drive to which little has been written, you might try receovering them with a program called Recuva. (There are many data recovery programs).

    If the drive on which they were has had a lot written to it, you may have little chance of recovery.

    Presumably you don't have a backup...
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    I just ordered a office 2007 from ebay for a pretty decent price so I'll just use that. I always liked the 2007. As a matter of fact, I like it better that the 2016. Thanks for your feed back. Frank
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