Undo a Overwrite

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by MC82, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. MC82

    MC82 Procrastinator

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    My girlfriends mom just accidently overwrote her old excel file with another excel file. Is there any way she an undo what she did?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If the file has not been closed usually hitting Control + Z will undo any changes. If it has been closed there may be (should be) a backup somewhere.
     
  3. MC82

    MC82 Procrastinator

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    Wheres that back up??, shes been working on that file for a few months now and the file is closed
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    That's why I said 'may be should be'.

    Maybe the file has been backed up by the user..........

    The file should be backed up backed up by the user........

    Not much help though now......sorry. :(
     
  5. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    My Office Xp keeps a copy here

    C\documents and settings\user name\application data\microsoft\office\recent

    this is where the office recent doc's are kept so if she had it open sometime in the past few days there should be a copy there.