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==Oh no!  I've lost my novel!  What do I do?==
 
==Oh no!  I've lost my novel!  What do I do?==
* Do a file search of the file name and/or some phrases from your novel in case the file was misplaced or renamed.
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* Do a file search of the file name and/or some phrases from your novel in case the file was misplaced or renamed. Check temp files too!
 
* Check your Recycle Bin.  If you have turned off the Recycle Bin function, it's a good idea to turn it back on for November just to avoid the accidental delete key press.
 
* Check your Recycle Bin.  If you have turned off the Recycle Bin function, it's a good idea to turn it back on for November just to avoid the accidental delete key press.
 
* If your hard drive has gone belly-up or your computer is crashing, take it to a professional.  A computer service group such as Geek Squad may be able to pull the data from your hard drive.  It is usually not cheap, but words are priceless!
 
* If your hard drive has gone belly-up or your computer is crashing, take it to a professional.  A computer service group such as Geek Squad may be able to pull the data from your hard drive.  It is usually not cheap, but words are priceless!
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* Try burning (on another computer) and using a rescue CD/boot CD, if you can't get to or afford a professional in time.  You can boot directly from the CD, hopefully then copying what you can off the dying drive to attempt recovery and/or fixing what's wrong with your operating system.  Good ones will come with programs and utilities to help you out.
 
* If your USB drive or external device has become corrupted, there are programs online that may be able to pull the data off the kaput drive.
 
* If your USB drive or external device has become corrupted, there are programs online that may be able to pull the data off the kaput drive.
    
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