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Overwritten an Excel 97 file

By maskoamas ·
I was saving a file and overwrote, the original file in Excel 97. Is it possible to recover the overwritten file?

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by glenn.daelman In reply to Overwritten an Excel 97 f ...

If you not use vb macro's its is no problem
You Can use a excell 2000 workbook in excell97
When you use the macro's you need to write the macro's so that they can use in excell97 and the also work in excell2000

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by Lo In reply to Overwritten an Excel 97 f ...

Hi - If I am reading your question correctly, you did a File, Save (or Save As or Close) and answered Yes to the save data and Yes to the Overwrite messags. If that is correct, recovery is likely not possible. Then you overwrite a file the original file is deleted, disk space is released for use in other files.

Might check in the Recycle Bin if you haven't emptied, but I don't think 'deletes' of this nature get placed in recycle.

If you do backups, you can recover from that.
It is possible that the actual file data is still on the disk, but unlikely as the disk area will have been reused by subsequent processing. There are utilities that can ecover (don't know names/places/prices).

lo

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by cviehweg In reply to Overwritten an Excel 97 f ...

Yes the file is recoverable, but not by using Excel. The file itself was not really "overwritten", but the pointers for that file name were changed to reflect the new file. The old file exists somewhere out there on your disk and will exist in itsoriginal state until the OS reuses that disk space. The longer you wait to view the contents of these "unused" spaces, the less likely it is that you will recover your data completely. There are utilities to edit your disk sectors, but you neglected to indicate your OS. Also, how important is the dat? Is it worth spending the $ to recover? I have to iterate that the more time that elapses (i.e. the more you read and write files to that disk) the less likely you will be to recover that data.

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