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    Recovering overwritten word document

    Hey guys,

    This is on a friends computer:

    We've written a 4000 word essay and she accidentally overwrote it with another word document. Is there any way of recovering it?

    I already tried the .asd files but she couldn't get them to open, so I said email them to me, and when she tried to do that it gave an error about packing the file and now the .asd files don't exist.

    Is there any way we can get this document back? If we can't, we lose about 1000 words

    Tom

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    Re: Recovering overwritten word document

    Have you tried shadow explorer.
    ShadowExplorer.com - About
    It can be used on Vista
    If she has Windows Seven, you can use backup and restore, which is part of the OS.

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    Re: Recovering overwritten word document

    Quote Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
    Have you tried shadow explorer.
    ShadowExplorer.com - About
    It can be used on Vista
    If she has Windows Seven, you can use backup and restore, which is part of the OS.
    No shadow copies or backups have been made which would contain the file

    We've started to re-write the missing 1000 words now, so thank you for your help, but I think its a lost cause

    Tom

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    Re: Recovering overwritten word document

    The copies are made by default, did you check to see if any were made?

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    Re: Recovering overwritten word document

    Quote Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
    The copies are made by default, did you check to see if any were made?
    Yeah but there wasn't anything there

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    Re: Recovering overwritten word document

    Can this help.

    TestDisk - CGSecurity

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