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    File saved over another file - can it be recovered?

    I'm asking for a friend who has accidently overwritten an Excel file with another file. He does not have a formal backup of the original. When we click on "Restore Previous Version", there are none to restore.
    In desperation is there anything hidden away in the bowels of Excel which could point to a recoverable version?
    Many thanks

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    Re: File saved over another file - can it be recovered?

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    Re: File saved over another file - can it be recovered?

    I said it was in desperation...... Thanks anyway

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    Re: File saved over another file - can it be recovered?

    only idea i can think of is maybe the person sent an email with the original version at some point in time. If so you can grab it from the email and resave.
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    Re: File saved over another file - can it be recovered?

    If it's on a network drive then perhaps speak to your IT department and see if they have a back up?

    Or check to see if your PC backs anything up, we have a system called Code42 which does regular back ups of our PC's in the office.

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    Re: File saved over another file - can it be recovered?

    Thank you but it appears no copies exist anywhere.

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    Re: File saved over another file - can it be recovered?

    Sadly it's just on a private PC so it appears it's gone for ever. Thanks anyway

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