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If I opened a document form a disc and accidently saved it over a document on
my desktop is there a way to recover the original document that was on the
desktop before I saved over it?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    None, unless you backed up the original document. Sorry about that.

    --
    Ted Zieglar
    "You can do it if you try."

    "jodi" <jodi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8929A3DB-E745-4944-87D5-002C59B1C0AC@microsoft.com...
    > If I opened a document form a disc and accidently saved it over a document
    on
    > my desktop is there a way to recover the original document that was on the
    > desktop before I saved over it?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    It may be possible using specialist software like GetDataBack (available
    over the Internet). BUT you would have to pay (about £39) and it would only
    work if the original file has not been overwritten.

    Why are you saving files on the desktop. It would much better to save them
    in a discrete folder.

    Regards.

    Bill Ridgeway
    Computer Solutions

    "jodi" <jodi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8929A3DB-E745-4944-87D5-002C59B1C0AC@microsoft.com...
    > If I opened a document form a disc and accidently saved it over a document
    > on
    > my desktop is there a way to recover the original document that was on the
    > desktop before I saved over it?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    I had the document on my desktop as a shortcut and I would just open it make
    changes save and close it. My secretary saved somehting from her computer on
    a disk put it on my computer and now all of my shortcut documents are erased
    back to Feb. The only thing I can figure is the info on the disk was from
    Feb. and there fore she said over my information on the shortcut. The changes
    I had made to the shortcut and saved and closed is the information I am
    trying to retrieve. Do you know if there is a way to do this?

    "Bill Ridgeway" wrote:

    > It may be possible using specialist software like GetDataBack (available
    > over the Internet). BUT you would have to pay (about £39) and it would only
    > work if the original file has not been overwritten.
    >
    > Why are you saving files on the desktop. It would much better to save them
    > in a discrete folder.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > Bill Ridgeway
    > Computer Solutions
    >
    > "jodi" <jodi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8929A3DB-E745-4944-87D5-002C59B1C0AC@microsoft.com...
    > > If I opened a document form a disc and accidently saved it over a document
    > > on
    > > my desktop is there a way to recover the original document that was on the
    > > desktop before I saved over it?
    >
    >
    >
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