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(Solved) - Will I lose my Word starter docs when I install full Word version?

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  • Started 1 year ago by Dee1957
  • Latest reply from vistamike
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Dee1957
Posts: 3

I ask because some say yes & some no - I have to be 100% sure as cannot lose these precious docs

Thanks for any help

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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Dee1957, hi.

As the documents would have been saved as a .doc any version of Word will open them

Mike

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oldgeezer
Posts: 211

No, you won't lose them, they will have been saved in your Documents folder and that isn't affected, even if you were to uninstall the software completely.

Posted 1 year ago
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G41M
Posts: 902

Although it would not be affected, If you do not have backup copies of those "precious docs", I would suggest to back them all up first to be safe. Not just for the Word upgrade on-hand but for future recovery.

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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But, it is always a good idea to keep a backup copy of any documents that are important to you.

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Dee1957
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Thank you very guys - I have no idea how to back-up things but I'm sure there's an on-line tutorial somewhere, on here I bet!! Cheers to all who have commented - Love Dee x

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vistamike
vistamike
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Dee, copy them to a new folder, CD or a thumbdrive. Always best to have 2nd copies.

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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Dee1957
Posts: 3

Actually they save as .docx which I guess is the same - I had real problems sending these docs to a friend with full word & sharing with Skydrive - can't wait for full version, no more hassle I hope

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vistamike
vistamike
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.docx is the normal save.
If you have problems, copy the document and save the as a 2003 (.doc) and send that. You will have 2 copies, either / or

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