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Replaced important WP file by accident, need version from an hour ago!

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Jeau, Jan 3, 2012.

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  1. Jeau

    Jeau Thread Starter

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    Oh...the horror! I accidentally replaced a file with another file in WordPerfect. Here's what happened: WP had crashed while I was working on a document. I reopened WP, then chose to rename the backed up file by using the name of the original file, thus replacing the pre-crash version. WP even asked me "[Your document name] already exists. Replace?" to which I said yes. Great, right? Wrong...I had chosen to replace a similarly named but MUCH MORE IMPORTANT file with the trivial document that I had been working on. How can I get the original document back?

    What I already tried: right-clicking on "Properties" on the document name in Windows Explorer, in search of the "Previous Versions" button (as suggested elsewhere). No. Such. Button. Anywhere.

    What I'm running: WP X3 on Windows Vista Home Premium on an Acer Aspire.

    How can I get my old file back? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rockn

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    Unless you had a backup there is little chance of getting the overwritten file back.
     
  3. Jeau

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    HAPPY FREAKIN' ENDING! No thanks to Acer (I recently heard that Acer disabled some of Windows' recovery utilities and that there is a class-action suit against Acer since Acer customers paid for what was suppoosed to be Windows' full version but clearly isn't, hence the lack of a "Previous Versions" button)...but THANKS to my "My Passport" backup drive, I got my previous version! YAYYY, YAYYY, YAYYY...it pays to back up, and now I know that previous versions are available via My Passport if I am ever stupid again (this could never be...). Thanks to those of you who may already have been working on a response. Happy New Year. :D
     
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