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Replaced file with older version, please help!


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Hello, please offer advice:


I drag and dropped a quite important file from the D drive to E drive and clicked 'OK' to replace file of the same name. Problem is, the file I replaced was actually the newer one that I needed. I realized a couple minutes later. I tried undo, but I'm left with the same older file. I have system restore turned off. Is there any possible way to recover the file? Temp folder somewhere? It was a file that I was working on earlier and my computer has NOT been restarted or anything.

As to file type, it's *.cwp and is a proprietary file for a clients album we've been working on in my recording studio.


Hopefully there's a way.


Thanks!


System - Athlon 64 3200+ with 1024 Corsair TwinX, XP Pro SP1, and all the bells and whistles running IDE and SATA drives in a NON raid configuration.

Edited by moderatelygood, 21 September 2005 - 12:14 AM.

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Not good. If you had merely deleted the file (in which case Windows only marks the space as being free), you would have had a very good chance of 'undeleting' it provided you did it straight away. However, since the file has been overwritten by the older version, I would say your chances of getting it back are nil. The file no longer exists.
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curious, depending on what the thing was would restoring the machine to its last back place help? Is it a program then
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Thank you for the replies. It's as I thought. Unfortunate.

Fleamailman, I have system restore turned off, so no go.
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If your file was music (data) system restore wouldn't have helped anyway.

SR Overview:
http://www.microsoft...mb_tol_fngj.asp
What's restored and what isn't:
http://msdn.microsof...stemrestore.asp

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I seem to recall in XP there is a file restoring utility for deleted files. I never had occasion to use it, it may have been removed in SP2. It worked by putting the file name in, but I don't know if it would look for more than one instance of a file.
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Tyger,
Are you thinking of XP's Backup Utility? You have to make the backups first, and it's not included by default on XP home.
http://support.micro...kb;en-us;320820

Moderatelygood,
I can't think of anything to restore an overwritten file. Sorry.
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Thank you Johanna, appreciate the time.


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