Accidentally saved over a file I need

dzmfntz

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I need to retrieve a file that I saved over on accident. None of the data is the same and I need the original numbers. Can this file be saved???
 

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HalfAce

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Hate to say it, but as far as I know you're S.O.L.
I'll be keeping an eye peeled on this to see if there's a way to undo your save, but I'm not holding out a lot of hope.
 

Todd Bardoni

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For future reference there's a program called, I believe, Go Back that will allow you to undo a file save...but yes, you're outof luck this time.
 

dzmfntz

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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?
 

just_jon

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Nope; GoBack's gotta be up and running to work. If it's life-and-death, there are recovery firms you could contact.
 

Tom Urtis

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Here's a product endorsement:

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.
 

dzmfntz

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Doh!!! :oops: Thanks for the help. I am going to buy this right now as I have done this twice now and am sure to do it again.
 

DRJ

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You could also make your files read only so that every time you save you will need to change the name. So your original file would stay unchanged.
 

Tom Urtis

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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.
 

DRJ

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So it's kinda like setting restore points in windows?
 

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