Google Docs didn't save some changes and crashed with the message Unable to load file. Try to load it again or send an error report. [Reload]

I see the text I wrote in the background, but I can't select it to copy&paste it, it's grayed out. Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C doesn't help. How can I rescue the text I wrote?


If you're using Google Chrome:

  • Right click, Inspect
  • Hover over a tag (for example <html>) such that the Google Docs editor is highlighted
  • Right click, Copy, Copy outerHTML
  • Paste somewhere
  • Optionally, remove HTML tags, for example with a regex like s/<(.*?)>//
  • Optionally, if you want to detect differences with the version that Google Docs saved, use FineDiff or so
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