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    Recovering a file


    by markel580 ·


    I accidentally saved a Word file with the same name as another document I need–urgently. I was working on my thesis and I accidentally saved my notes with the same name as the file where I had all my actual work, which I had just finished. I gotta turn this in very soon, so I don’t have to start all over again. What can I do?

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      Bad news

      by Old Molases280 ·

      In reply to Recovering a file

      You’ll only be able to get the latest file. However, there is one hack that you can try open the word document and try doing CTRL+Z, see if that helps.

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      Re: recovering a file

      by kees_b ·

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      That’s why people backup files they don’t want to lose. The go back to the last version they have on their backup medium, be it the cloud, a USB stick, an external hard drive or another computer in their home network.

      If there is no backup all you can do is to take the hard disk out of your PC/laptop into an external enclosure, then make a copy of the disk to another disk on another PC and then use recovery software like Recuva to see if that can find the old file. Might take some time.

      Let’s hope you can use the saved versions on OneDrive.

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      by riyapant2020 ·

      In reply to Recovering a file

      In a Microsoft Word document, you can right-click then click “restore previous versions” to access a menu of all previous versions of that document and restore any version you want.
      Can you try this once and see if you can get your file.

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      by jinesh.sethia ·

      In reply to Recovering a file

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      If you cannot see any folders, that’s probably because File History is turned off. In that case, you should see an option to turn it on.

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      by RachelGomez161999 ·

      In reply to Recovering a file

      To restore a file from a backup, make sure the media or drive that your backup is saved on is available, and then follow these steps:

      To restore files from a backup

      Open Backup and Restore by selecting the Start button Start button icon, selecting Control Panel, selecting System and Maintenance, and then selecting Backup and Restore.

      Select Restore my files, and then follow the steps in the wizard.

      Rachel Gomez

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      Re: Recovering a file

      by blakeryan744 ·

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      Well sorry about this.

      You can try opening the document and pressing the famous magical keys CTRL+Z to check whether there is any previous version left or not.

      You can go to your Start Search Bar and search for “Restore your Files” in “Files History”.

      Or you can open the file and find the roll-back to previous version.

      Hope you get your files back.

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