which was translated from tape to notepad with much care and many tears! And it ain't the first time. I use notepad when writing articles. I sit here, listen to interviews I've done, then type then into notepad. When I'm done, I write the article off the interview. But...when I'm in a flurry of typing, I occasionally hit the wrong keys, I don't know which are doing it, but then it erases the entire document in a flash and I'm sitting there typing on the top of the page. And I don't know how to restore it. I tried hitting alt and u at the same time. Nothing. I found out how to do it before, but now I forget. Does anyone know how to restore what you've written in notepad if you accidentally erase it. This last time was the kicker. The story I'm doing is one that I don't enjoy, and I almost cried during the interview because the guy kept talking and talking. He talked for 170 minutes. Most of my interviews take 15-30 minutes. I did cry when I sat down and typed it onto notepad, then I just bawled when I erased it and couldn't get it back. LOL Now I have to do it AGAIN?! Help this weary soul, I beg you! How do I prevent this from happening again? EVER! And if it does, how do I restore it? I already closed out wordpad for this one, so I think it's totally gone now. If it isn't, feel free to tell me because I'm getting ready to start doing it all over again. Where's a violently weeping smilie when ya need one?!