Problem with microsoft works file



saida
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
My husband been playing with my computer and replaced my "very important"
file with empty one by : opened microsoft untitled document, pressed save
button, and instead of writing a new file name he used my existing file,
where he's been asked "doc. already exists, do you want to replaced" he
pressed "yes". My question is,wherether it's possible to recover my old
file???
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thanks for your help

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Not likely since it was overwritten. You may wish to
try the following program:

Recover My Files
http://www.recovermyfiles.com/Recover_Documents.html

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"saida" wrote:

| My husband been playing with my computer and replaced my "very important"
| file with empty one by : opened microsoft untitled document, pressed save
| button, and instead of writing a new file name he used my existing file,
| where he's been asked "doc. already exists, do you want to replaced" he
| pressed "yes". My question is,wherether it's possible to recover my old
| file???
| --
| thanks for your help

t.cruise
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Substitute the word replaced with the word overwritten. The answer is no. Chalk it up to
a learning experience. One of the first rules of PC computing is BACK UP anything that
you would not want to lose. Even if your husband did not overwrite the file, it could
have gotten corrupted, your hard drive could fail, a virus/worm/ or malware, etc., could
force you to have to do a clean install of Windows XP thus losing all the files which you
created. So, whenever a file is "very important" back it up to a CD, an external hard
drive, or other media, but NOT on the same hard drive.
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T.C.
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"saida" <saida@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D663C3B6-057F-4BE4-88A0-1C54A5E75595@microsoft.com...
> My husband been playing with my computer and replaced my "very important"
> file with empty one by : opened microsoft untitled document, pressed save
> button, and instead of writing a new file name he used my existing file,
> where he's been asked "doc. already exists, do you want to replaced" he
> pressed "yes". My question is,wherether it's possible to recover my old
> file???
> --
> thanks for your help


Problem with microsoft works file