[texworks] Computer crash during compile. Recover tex?

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Sep 5 10:23:30 CEST 2013

parkershectman at ootlinc.com wrote:

> The computer (PC Win7) crashed while compiling latex with MiKTeX from
> TeXworks (crash due to power failure, not caused by software). Now
> both the txt and pdf do not contain any recognizable text.
> Is there a partial backup / working file created by TeXworks
> somewhere?

Not that I know of (which is not to say that there is not); but
as you have Windows 7, with its execrable search, you could
try typing a phrase that occurs within the lost file into
the Windows search dialogue box and seeing if it can find any
file containing that phrase.

Philip Taylor

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