Help!!! How to recover replaced word document?!

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I downloaded a word document from my email by giving it the same name as one
    of my file on my computer. When it asked “the ‘xyz’ file has already exit, do
    you want to replace it?†I accidentally clicked “Yesâ€! Now the old “xyz†file
    is lost. My file old file was replaced by the new file that I download, is
    there any way I can find my old file? I tried to restore to an earlier time,
    but it didn’t work! Thanks a Bunch!
     
    Guest, Nov 4, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Hi, Amy. In Word, if the "Always create backup copy" option is enabled in
    Tools | Options | Save, then the previous version of the document will be
    saved with a .wbk extension to the same folder as the current version of the
    document. If you don't have this option enabled, then the previous version
    of the document is gone.

    "Amy C." wrote:

    > I downloaded a word document from my email by giving it the same name as one
    > of my file on my computer. When it asked “the ‘xyz’ file has already exit, do
    > you want to replace it?†I accidentally clicked “Yesâ€! Now the old “xyz†file
    > is lost. My file old file was replaced by the new file that I download, is
    > there any way I can find my old file? I tried to restore to an earlier time,
    > but it didn’t work! Thanks a Bunch!
     
    Guest, Nov 4, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Thanks for your help! But my file was gone :((((

    "garfield-n-odie" wrote:

    > Hi, Amy. In Word, if the "Always create backup copy" option is enabled in
    > Tools | Options | Save, then the previous version of the document will be
    > saved with a .wbk extension to the same folder as the current version of the
    > document. If you don't have this option enabled, then the previous version
    > of the document is gone.
    >
    > "Amy C." wrote:
    >
    > > I downloaded a word document from my email by giving it the same name as one
    > > of my file on my computer. When it asked “the ‘xyz’ file has already exit, do
    > > you want to replace it?†I accidentally clicked “Yesâ€! Now the old “xyz†file
    > > is lost. My file old file was replaced by the new file that I download, is
    > > there any way I can find my old file? I tried to restore to an earlier time,
    > > but it didn’t work! Thanks a Bunch!
     
    Guest, Nov 4, 2004
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    Graham Mayor Guest

    Note also that Windows restore doesn't affect data files.

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    Amy C. wrote:
    > Thanks for your help! But my file was gone :((((
    >
    > "garfield-n-odie" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi, Amy. In Word, if the "Always create backup copy" option is
    >> enabled in Tools | Options | Save, then the previous version of the
    >> document will be saved with a .wbk extension to the same folder as
    >> the current version of the document. If you don't have this option
    >> enabled, then the previous version
    >> of the document is gone.
    >>
    >> "Amy C." wrote:
    >>
    >>> I downloaded a word document from my email by giving it the same
    >>> name as one of my file on my computer. When it asked "the 'xyz'
    >>> file has already exit, do you want to replace it?" I accidentally
    >>> clicked "Yes"! Now the old "xyz" file is lost. My file old file was
    >>> replaced by the new file that I download, is there any way I can
    >>> find my old file? I tried to restore to an earlier time, but it
    >>> didn't work! Thanks a Bunch!
     
    Graham Mayor, Nov 4, 2004
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