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Changes made to Dropbox Word doc on Mac not saved

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I save my class notes to the Dropbox folder on my Mac. It has always worked fine. Last Saturday, I was working on the document as usual and I did work offline for a few hours. I saved the document consistently, as I always do. All of that work has been lost - I cannot find it anywhere, even in the version history on Dropbox. On the events list on Dropbox, it appears as though I did not do any work on the document last Saturday. However, the work I did on Monday does indeed appear.

To sum up, I still have the document, on my Mac and on Dropbox, but the work I did on the document last Saturday is not reflected in the document.

Can anyone help me retreive the work I did on Saturday? Is there a way I can retreive the document on my Mac somewhere else?


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Re: Changes made to Dropbox Word doc on Mac not saved

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If you were working offline the file cant and wont have sync'd to Dropbox, but, it should still be in the folder on your computer - as that is all it is, a folder. 

If you then updated the file from a different location on the Monday you may find a Conflicted Copy has the work in. If, however, you used the same Mac and updated it on the Monday and versions which hadnt saved/become conflicts have almost certainly been lost. may give you some more clues. 


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