I had this troublesome situation last Friday. I had to complete a document and send it for technical review. I started working on the document from 4 PM and was able to complete it by 5.30. Just then, my right foot accidentally tapped a cable near the CPU and the screen was blank. Worried, I reconnected the cable and started the machine again. I was broken into pieces when I realised that the file was last saved at 4 PM – back to square one! All the changes I had made were gone! I then had to spend more than an hour to redo the document.
Moral: Do not forget your basics. Use any of the following options:
- Use auto save feature if available.
- Save the document at least every 10 minutes.