Off topic: Help! Lost attachment saved in Thunderbird
Thread poster: Tina Vonhof

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 15:09
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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Sep 30

I made the mistake of opening and working in an attachment and then saving it again in Thunderbird, all without saving it on my PC. Now I can't find it, not in any temp file on the C-drive. Does anyone have a suggestion how I can go about finding that file, or do I need to do the work all over again?

 

Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 23:09
English to Dutch
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Possible locations... Sep 30

You might want to have a look in C:\Users\[name of your user profile]\AppData\Local\Temp, that's where Thunderbird stores files that are opened from within the program. But my guess is, that when you close the file again, it is removed from there again. But you might be lucky...
IF your work still exists anywhere on your C:-drive, it should be possible to find it using the file date. In the Explorer, go to the topmost directory, click inside the Search bar, then in the search tab that appe
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You might want to have a look in C:\Users\[name of your user profile]\AppData\Local\Temp, that's where Thunderbird stores files that are opened from within the program. But my guess is, that when you close the file again, it is removed from there again. But you might be lucky...
IF your work still exists anywhere on your C:-drive, it should be possible to find it using the file date. In the Explorer, go to the topmost directory, click inside the Search bar, then in the search tab that appears, search for Changed on > Today.
HTH.
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Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
Member (2014)
Danish to English
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Open recent Sep 30

If you worked in Excel or Word, you should be able to see your file under recent documents, open it and then save it where you need it.

If you still can't find it, try these two articles, which explain that messages and attachments are stored in your profile and where it is:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1067402

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If you worked in Excel or Word, you should be able to see your file under recent documents, open it and then save it where you need it.

If you still can't find it, try these two articles, which explain that messages and attachments are stored in your profile and where it is:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1067402

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-thunderbird-stores-user-data?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=profiles-tb#w_where-is-my-profile-stored

C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\\

Sort by date to find the documents most recently changed.
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Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 15:09
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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No luck Oct 2

Thank you both for your suggestions but unfortunately none of this worked. Fortunately the client was very understanding and just wanted to know the gist of it.

 


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