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Getting back some documents


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#1 Khirrkee

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:25 PM

Hello,

I was backing up my documents in Windows 7, and then logged off.

When I logged in later and couldn't find my files(word and excel docs), I used the 'Restore Point' option to restore my files to the 9/22 versions, mistakenly thinking that that was the problem, but that didn't work. I couldn't still find my files.

When I realized that I had mistakenly ticked the "Hide files" option, I went and did 'Show hidden files' and everything was visible.

There's one excel file that I was working on this morning, i.e., 9/26/11 at 10:00 am. Because I did Restore Point however, I can only see the 9/22 version.

Is there any way to find/recover the 9/26 version?

Thanks for your help!

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:29 PM

System Restore does not effect the My Documents folder.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:54 PM

I did try using Recuva to try and recover the 9/26 version, but that file didn't show up on the list of recovered files.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:06 PM

The only thing I can think of is that the version on which you were working wasn't saved. Not sure what else it might be.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 03:03 PM

I know, it's maddening! I worked on the spreadsheet several times between 9/22 and today, so one of those versions should've got saved.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 03:08 PM

If you have auto save enabled then yes, there should be a copy somewhere. As I said, system restore wouldn't touch your docs.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 03:54 PM

i tried several different ways of searching for the file, to no avail. The only one that shows up is the 9/22 version. Guess I'll need to reconstruct what I did for the past 4 days :-(




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