Mistakenly Overwrite Word File - Can the original file be restored

Discussion in 'Microsoft Certification' started by =?Utf-8?B?ZWlk?=, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. I m using Microsoft Office 2000.

    Recently, i have created one Word file. Later i found out that i've
    mistakenly overwritten it. Is there any way for me to retrieve the original
    version?

    Hope somebody can help me... 10Q.
    =?Utf-8?B?ZWlk?=, Aug 30, 2006
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  2. Hi Eid,

    The deciding factor is not what software package you were using, rather what
    Operating System you are using. If your document is on a network server
    running Server 2003 (or SBS 2003), on a volume that has Volume Shadow Copies
    enabled, then you can recover your old versions. If not then I am afraid you
    are SOL, and hope you have a printed copy.

    Good luck!

    M
    --
    MDG, MCT
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000), MCDST.
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "eid" wrote:

    > I m using Microsoft Office 2000.
    >
    > Recently, i have created one Word file. Later i found out that i've
    > mistakenly overwritten it. Is there any way for me to retrieve the original
    > version?
    >
    > Hope somebody can help me... 10Q.
    =?Utf-8?B?TW9udHJlYWwgTUNU?=, Aug 30, 2006
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?ZWlk?=

    Cerebrus Guest

    Montreal MCT wrote:

    > Hi Eid,
    >
    > The deciding factor is not what software package you were using, rather what
    > Operating System you are using.


    I think it would be a unlikely condition for him to be using that
    particular OS. Therefore, I don't think that that is the deciding
    factor. The deciding factor would be if he really did overwrite the
    file, and if he kept any backup.

    On a side note, the "microsoft.public.certification" seems to get a lot
    of posts from complete computer newbies asking questions completely
    off-topic of the group title. I'm not sure how or why that happens, but
    it does.
    Cerebrus, Aug 30, 2006
    #3
  4. Re: Mistakenly Overwrite Word File - Can the original file be rest

    I agree that it is unlikely, but it is worth asking. If he did not back it
    up and he did overwrite it, and he does not have VSS working, then he is out
    of luck.

    With regards to your side note I agree, and was curious about it myself.

    M
    --
    MDG, MCT
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000), MCDST.
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "Cerebrus" wrote:

    >
    > Montreal MCT wrote:
    >
    > > Hi Eid,
    > >
    > > The deciding factor is not what software package you were using, rather what
    > > Operating System you are using.

    >
    > I think it would be a unlikely condition for him to be using that
    > particular OS. Therefore, I don't think that that is the deciding
    > factor. The deciding factor would be if he really did overwrite the
    > file, and if he kept any backup.
    >
    > On a side note, the "microsoft.public.certification" seems to get a lot
    > of posts from complete computer newbies asking questions completely
    > off-topic of the group title. I'm not sure how or why that happens, but
    > it does.
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?TW9udHJlYWwgTUNU?=, Aug 30, 2006
    #4
  5. Or you could always grab a program like Lost and Found

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    ..
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    accepting it"
    ~Aristotle.
    ..
    "Cerebrus" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > Montreal MCT wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Eid,
    >>
    >> The deciding factor is not what software package you were using, rather
    >> what
    >> Operating System you are using.

    >
    > I think it would be a unlikely condition for him to be using that
    > particular OS. Therefore, I don't think that that is the deciding
    > factor. The deciding factor would be if he really did overwrite the
    > file, and if he kept any backup.
    >
    > On a side note, the "microsoft.public.certification" seems to get a lot
    > of posts from complete computer newbies asking questions completely
    > off-topic of the group title. I'm not sure how or why that happens, but
    > it does.
    >
    The Rev [MCT], Aug 30, 2006
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