How do I prevent my Email documents from getting lost?

If you have opened a document from an email, worked on it while pushing the “save” button rather than selecting “save as…”. What happens is it tries to save it back to the internet, which doesn’t work.

The correct way for you to do it is Email document to self > download document to P:drive or USB > open document from P:drive USB. Then it’ll save it somewhere you can get to.

We may be able to recover documents lost in this way, but you will need to come and see a Library and Student IT Adviser in the library.

You will need to be working on the same computer that you originally opened your work on, so the document can be searched for in the files of the computer, rather than your P;Drive. 


Last Edited by: Neisha Rahman, Student Library and IT Advice

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