recovery lost file .tmp

  Newuser3477 19:19 04 Mar 2009

I have lost an important document I was creating in Word. It is clearly on my PC with a file reference ending in ~WRL2512.tmp.
How do I recover this docuent , preferably in Word
Many thanks

  Clapton is God 19:28 04 Mar 2009

A .tmp file of that sort is created as you work on and save a Word document and usually remains visible whilst the original .doc file is open.

If you delete the original document (accidentally or otherwise) the .tmp file will also be deleted.

Are you sure that the original document isn't open and running in the 'background' somewhere?

  Newuser3477 19:33 04 Mar 2009

Thanks for your reply, it would appear we ahve not lost the tmp file which we can see in Explorer but we do not know how to open it Any more thoughts please

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