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  1. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 18 months ago

    I was editing a story I wrote a while back which was never published. After adding some text, I finished editing it for the time being and saved the changes.

    Now I cannot find it on my article page listing. Anyone who can help?

  2. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 18 months ago

    If you are lucky, I remember a little green icon at bottom of text capsule. Click it , it may have a saved draft there. As I recollect, they don't save it for very long.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      There's no text capsule as the entire article is gone from my articles page. I've been working on this historical fiction tale for several years now. There's no way I can recreate it at this point. Most of my research has been lost due to an old computer self-destructing.

      1. Titia profile image94
        Titiaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Contact team@hubpages.com they might be able to help you.

      2. OldRoses profile image95
        OldRosesposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        I always write my articles in Word and then save the document to my cloud account so that I don't lose my drafts and finished articles.  I know that won't help you with this article but going forward you might want to consider it.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image60
          Randy Godwinposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          I have part of my draft saved to Word. Unfortunately, the other research and drafts were on a computer I could not transfer the files from. My son the IT tried, but they came out as gibberish. They were saved on Word as well.

  3. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 18 months ago

    Never mind, for some strange reason it moved up among the published articles instead of being at the very bottom. DOH!yikes

    1. Venkatachari M profile image63
      Venkatachari Mposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      If it shows views, it will be definitely at the top end of the published article list. It's not accidental. Articles that are viewed on a particular day get listed at the top of statistics.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image60
        Randy Godwinposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        It's not published. Simply a draft which usually resides at the bottom of the list as they always have.

        1. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          They move around as scores fluctuate.

          https://hubstatic.com/14871496.jpg

          1. Venkatachari M profile image63
            Venkatachari Mposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            Yes, this is what I was telling. Not only the published ones but the unpublished drafts also occupy a place in the top or middle of the lists as per the views counted. It can be your own views. As many times as you reload the page and try editing it. Each time it is counted as a view received. Even though it is very funny and awkward!!!

    2. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Just use Ctrl F to find a word of any title.

    3. MizBejabbers profile image90
      MizBejabbersposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Hey, good. I've had that to happen a couple of times, so I hope you'll consider yourself in good company.lol

      1. Randy Godwin profile image60
        Randy Godwinposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        I always do when you're here, Miz! smile

  4. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 18 months ago

    Okay, never noticed a draft move around before.

  5. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 18 months ago

    In future if you go to your accounts page and click on “published” under which are the dates all hubs were published..any yet unpublished ones that are still in draft mode will appear at the top.

  6. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 18 months ago

    Thanks John. it's been so long since I've published anything new here I've forgotten my way around. smile

  7. Solaras profile image97
    Solarasposted 18 months ago

    Glad you found it!  I once hit delete instead of finish editing , and trashed the entire article.  Fortunately there is a way to recover it within 24 hours, but I can't remember how that works.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Me too! The research would be difficult to do again at this point.

  8. Dolores Monet profile image97
    Dolores Monetposted 18 months ago

    When you look at your list of articles on the account page, at the top of the list is a box marked "filter" where you can click to see unpublished articles. I just lost one of mine in draft, and noticed that handy filter. I too was used to seeing unpublished articles at the bottom.

 
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