Thanks for the resposnes. I've never heard of software like GoBack or whatever name it is. Would I need that installed prior to screwing up and that is why I am SOL this time?? Or is it something else?
What you should do is go out today and purchase a software program like Roxio GoBack to save you for the next time. I put this on my computer and for only $30 USD I cannot tell you how many times it has saved me. There are other GoBack-type products on the market that might work as well or better but my experience with Roxio has been excellent. Check out this url: http://www.symantec.com/goback/
It won't help you today with this problem but it will help you the next time you override or delete a file if you put a utility software like this on your computer today.
Keep in mind there are plenty of other reasons to install a GoBack feature, among them are downloading things you wish you didn't, or deleting a file (ReadOnly or not) from Windows Explorer, or reversing a save you wish you didn't make. Be aware, this will also make emails and everything else get "un-updated", so pre-save your settings before going back in time. Small price to pay for consideration to plan for when the trade-off is you don't lose all your hard-earned information by destroying a file.