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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
WANTED...urgently. Work from home, Purchased a laptop and friend set up network for me as most of my documents are on the desktop. All has worked fine for a few weeks, documents print from the laptop wirelessly and I could access the docs on the desktop. Network is using my bluetooth I think, although have full wireless as well.

Yesterday, worked all day on laptop doccument, (obtained from desktop originally) when I tried to save it - said "read only" and would not allow me to save. Teenager came along and decided to shut down the laptop. Appears this did not happen, this morning laptop still asking me to try and save it!

Then this message now says "lost data due to bad network connection or mising floppy. Documents are going to be saved then closed" Don't have any floppies, can I try it with a CD?

For some reason, have been losing the connection to the laptop a lot recently. Usulally turn all computers off, have a cuppa then all seems to work again.

How do I rescue my hours of work?
why am I losing connection more frequently?
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
If you can still get to the document on your laptop try saving it to your laptop hard drive WITH A DIFFERENT NAME.

If that does not work open a NEW empty document on your laptop and then go into the OLD document and copy and paste all the text from the OLD document to the NEW document. That should at least allow you to save it.

It sounds to me as though you have opened the document on your laptop that was still actually sitting on your desktop. Now you are trying to save it I think it is trying to save it to the desktop not the laptop and maybe you have not got write access to your desktop.
#2
>why am I losing connection more frequently?

Wireless connections are not as good as a wired connection.

Maybe as you move round the house with your laptop there are places where there are good connectoins and other places were there are poor connections.

The design of a house (walls, floors etc) can have a big impact on how good your wireless connection is.
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guilbert53
Wireless connections are not as good as a wired connection.

Maybe as you move round the house with your laptop there are places where there are good connectoins and other places were there are poor connections.

The design of a house (walls, floors etc) can have a big impact on how good your wireless connection is.


I know for a fact that this will hardly have an impact on saving a document.
#4
One suggestion if you are working on a document all day.

If you are working on a document all day you can of course make hundreds of changes during that time. But accidents can happen and a file can be accidently deleted, or become corrupt, or perhaps you can accidently delete a whole section of the document by mistake.

If I am working on a document all day I usually save the document in another folder with a different name every hour or so. That way whatever goes wrong I always have a fairly recent backup.

So if the document is called project.doc then save it in a folder called backup as project001.doc.

Then go back and work on project.doc for another hour, then save that as project002.doc and so on.

That way whatever goes wrong you know you always have a recent back up copy.
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Alfonse
I know for a fact that this will hardly have an impact on saving a document.


No, but at the end of his append he said:

"why am I losing connection more frequently?"

That is the question I was answerng.
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guilbert53
If I am working on a document all day I usually save the document in another folder with a different name every hour or so. That way whatever goes wrong I always have a fairly recent backup.

So if the document is called project.doc then save it in a folder called backup as project001.doc.

Then go back and work on project.doc for another hour, then save that as project002.doc and so on.

That way whatever goes wrong you know you always have a recent back up copy.


This is the best suggestion - if your connection is not reliable enough to work as you planned (which would have been the most elegant, i agree) then you'll have to use a different approach.

I would suggest having one computer as the main storage - so if you work on a document you put it back onto the main storage computer (probably the desktop) when finished. This makes keeping track much easier.

Tim

ps. The network connection would have an effect on saving as it would be attempting to save the remote file, which would then fail if the connection was lost.
#7
Laptop is in study upstairs, rarely change position, sometimes it works then just seems to drop out without moving laptop. Have tried saving under another name but methinks it has gone too far when son tried to shut it down. Only says do you want to save but then does not give me any other options.

I know I should have tried to save earlier but when it came up saying "read only", I just decided to finish the doc then sort the problem out!

Had not got round to sorting docs on both computers yet....that was my next job. Not sure I really understand how all this networking works, or should work!!

Much appreciated guys, will let you know how I get on.....
#8
i think your problem is down to two possibilities
1 that you have 2 copies of this document open

2 you have opened the document from a shared folder on the network which is read only

if u still have the final edit on screen;
press ctrl+a to select all text
press ctrl+x to cut all that text from the document
close any open documents right click on your desktop and select new doc
press ctrl+v to paste text into new doc and save giving a new name

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