Help: A way to access the original story file from a published zip file?

Hello community,  

I am trying (without success) to access my original .story file that I published and saved as a packaged zip file.  When I unzip the published Articulate project, I cannot find the right file format that  works in Articulate. I'm wondering if there is a trick to it, of if it's just not possible?

Unfortunately, the original .story file was not saved to my hard drive, and the USB memory stick where it was saved has gone missing.  HELP!

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Alyssa Gomez
Hi there Deborah!
Unfortunately you cannot access the original source .story file from a published zip file, but there may still be a working version of your project in your temp files. Here's how to check:
1) Open this folder in Windows Explorer:
2) Scan the contents of this folder for a file that starts with the name of your project. If you find one, copy it to your desktop. If you find more than one, copy the latest version to your desktop.
3) Change the file extension of the copy on your desktop from *.tmp to *.story.
4) Double-click the file to open it in Storyline.
Also, be sure to always create, edit, and publish projects on your local hard drive. Working from a network drive or a USB drive can cause erratic behavior due to latency, such as file corruption, an inability to save changes, and loss of resources. See this article for details.