Retriving a file that has been saved over/overridded with a blank


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Kellis_115

My sister opened Word 2003, so that a blank document was opened ie Document
1. She wanted to Open another document called Geography coursework, but
instead of clicking the Open icon, she clicked Save. She then selected the
file name Geography coursework and clicked OK.

This then override the Geography coursework document with a blank document
and we don't know how to get the original back; the version before she saved
over it with a blank copy.

I have tried going to File, Versions to find previous versions, but there
are done listed.

Please Help

Thank you
 
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Graham Mayor

The chances of recovering this document are very slim indeed if she has no
backup.
You *may* be able to use file recovery software downloaded using another PC
and run from floppy disc or CD, but I wouldn't count on it.
There are specialist companies that can recover data, but the cost
implications may be frightening.
The more you use the PC in the interim, the less chance you will have of
recovering any of the data.

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Graham Mayor

Following up on this issue, there is a new piece of software around called
Undelete 2009 Professional from the writers of the Diskeeper defragmentation
software. This replaces the Windows recycle bin and stores each version of
saved files so while there is disc space available you can recover old
versions of documents. It is very handy if you are reckless about your file
handling, but sadly does not work retrospectively.
http://www.diskeeper.com/products/products.asp

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p0

I don't know the program, but it sounds pretty similar to the 'Shadow
Copies' feature already built in into Vista. (right click file, select
properties and choose the 'previous versions' tab).

Yves
 

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