Urgent help needed

jonathan731

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Please guys i need urgent help. I have a big project to do for tommorrow. I somehow saved another document with the same name and overwrote all the hard work I did is there some way that i could recover that. PLEASE I HOPE THEIRS SOME WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!could someone answer quick so that i can get started again if i can't...
 
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Try a system restore if you are running XP or ME. Go to a point before you dissed your project.
 

angelize56

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You need to post what program you used to do the document and maybe someone can help you faster. Good luck! angel
 

jonathan731

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i am on win XP and it has been only about 20 minutes since i did this mistake and i was using microsoft word...if i do a system restore to yesterday will the document be back there
 
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jonathan731 said:
i am on win XP and it has been only about 20 minutes since i did this mistake and i was using microsoft word...if i do a system restore to yesterday will the document be back there
Yep.:)
 

jonathan731

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OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH .....u saved me from a 50 pg. outline i did. Im going to restore rite now
 
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OK, Undo the restore and try the program Hewee posted. You might be SOL. I hope not but it is possible.:(
 
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I don't think a system restore will work because it see's the file you want to recover already there because you saved it with the same name.
 
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Have you tried a recovery program?

Even with the program your have to look at the file names it has listed to recover. If the file you want was called jonathan731.doc and you wait longer then it may still be recoverable but it will be in the list as ?onathan731.doc. If it is like most you have to change the name or just replace the ? with j and it let you recove the file. So look again if you seen lots of files starting with ? and was thinking they are not what you was looking for.
 

jonathan731

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I searched the whole list yesterday it was not there...Im almost done since yesterday i started again good thing that i remembered most of what i wrote.

Thanks alot for all your help guys i really appreciate it! :)
 

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