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Mac word file had an error and the contents got deleted, file's become read-only RRS feed

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  • I have mac catalina, 2019 office. While I was restarting the computer, there was an notif that told me to save the word document before restarting. When I clicked on "save" the notif I got was "A file error has occured" the content in the file was erased and the file's become read-only. Is there a way for me to retrieve it's content?
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:18 AM

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  • Is this a Developer or End User issue? Meaning, are you writing code or are you just working in a document? If you are not a developer, you are on the wrong forum. With that said ...

    If your document was save on OneDrive or DropBox or any other cloud based file system, you can probably recover a previous version on it.

    The best and easiest recovery option though is from Time Machine, the built-in Mac backup program. Are you using it?


    Kind Regards, Rich ... http://greatcirclelearning.com

    Friday, November 27, 2020 10:51 PM