Retrieve a file that was saved over - by mistake 
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 Retrieve a file that was saved over - by mistake

Hello..

I have saved an excel sheet using a name of an existing file, by mistake.  
I would like to recover the original file, is it possible?
For example: I had file "A" and file "B", both open in Excel.  I have
saved file "B" as "A".  Now I have two files with different names but with
similar contents.  I would like to restore the data in the original "B".  
Can anyone help?

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Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT  
 Retrieve a file that was saved over - by mistake

You can't.  The data is gone forever.

Cordially,
Chip Pearson
Microsoft MVP - Excel
Pearson Software Consulting, LLC


Quote:
> Hello..

> I have saved an excel sheet using a name of an existing file, by mistake.
> I would like to recover the original file, is it possible?
> For example: I had file "A" and file "B", both open in Excel.  I have
> saved file "B" as "A".  Now I have two files with different names but with
> similar contents.  I would like to restore the data in the original "B".
> Can anyone help?

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Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT  
 Retrieve a file that was saved over - by mistake

Chip's right, you can't get that data back.  If the files reside on a
network, however, your network administrator may be able to restore the file
from a backup tape.

Regards,
Jake Marx


Quote:
> Hello..

> I have saved an excel sheet using a name of an existing file, by mistake.
> I would like to recover the original file, is it possible?
> For example: I had file "A" and file "B", both open in Excel.  I have
> saved file "B" as "A".  Now I have two files with different names but with
> similar contents.  I would like to restore the data in the original "B".
> Can anyone help?

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Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT  
 Retrieve a file that was saved over - by mistake
You might find some of this useful (after the horse has escaped)...

When you do a file|open, if you right click on the file, you'll see another
menu.  You can open as Read-only or open as copy (if you know that you're using
it for a template).

When you do a save as, you could use the always create backup checkbox or even
read-only recommended.

Sometimes just the reminder is enough.

Quote:

> Chip's right, you can't get that data back.  If the files reside on a
> network, however, your network administrator may be able to restore the file
> from a backup tape.

> Regards,
> Jake Marx



> > Hello..

> > I have saved an excel sheet using a name of an existing file, by mistake.
> > I would like to recover the original file, is it possible?
> > For example: I had file "A" and file "B", both open in Excel.  I have
> > saved file "B" as "A".  Now I have two files with different names but with
> > similar contents.  I would like to restore the data in the original "B".
> > Can anyone help?

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Dave Peterson



Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT  
 Retrieve a file that was saved over - by mistake

If on a network your administrator may be able to recover the file using a
utility called "Filer".

HTH
Paul at http://ukww.net/patools


Quote:
> Hello..

> I have saved an excel sheet using a name of an existing file, by mistake.
> I would like to recover the original file, is it possible?
> For example: I had file "A" and file "B", both open in Excel.  I have
> saved file "B" as "A".  Now I have two files with different names but with
> similar contents.  I would like to restore the data in the original "B".
> Can anyone help?

> --
> Posted via CNET Help.com
> http://www.help.com/



Sun, 27 Apr 2003 08:13:03 GMT  
 Retrieve a file that was saved over - by mistake

If I take your question as writ, you are now sitting there with two files
open in Excel, with the same name. You can at that point, just resave one
of them with a different name.

Dogknees

Sorry if I misread.



Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT  
 Retrieve a file that was saved over - by mistake

Just for info
Excel can't have two files open with the same name (even if in different
directories - the filename is the key).

Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

Quote:

> If I take your question as writ, you are now sitting there with two files
> open in Excel, with the same name. You can at that point, just resave one
> of them with a different name.

> Dogknees

> Sorry if I misread.



Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT  
 
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