How to recover overwritten text file

My operating system is windows Vista.  Last night, I accidentally overwrote Wordpad text file.  I need to get this file back.   Please guide me.  

Thanks.
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naseeamAsked:
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jckingjcCommented:
Hi naseeam,

It is really depends on what time you created the file and what time you modified it.

Try to use windows restore and try to choose the restore point that one day before you modified the file.

Here are some links might help:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial143.html

Good luck.
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nobusCommented:
windows restore does NOT restore data files, only system...
if the file is overwritten - it is lost, unless you use special forensic recovery software
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nobusCommented:
you can try these guys, but i fear for you :
http://www.gillware.com/      
http://www.drivesavers.com/services/estimates.html
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
I presume you still have a version of the text file on your disk?  If so, then right click it, select Properties from the context menu, click on the Previous Versions tab, and check to see if there are any previous editions of your text file that can be copied back over the newest version.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
naseeam, any feedback?
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nobusCommented:
first no feedback, and now  a withdrawal of the question - not a very friendly guy
since he asked for guidance, and got it, i feel he should accept 1 or more answers
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