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How to recover previous version of file from SBS without shadow backups enabled?

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Hi all,

A quite large Excel file is suddenly blank and has a file size of 0.  The file was fine yesterday, but empty today.  It's stored on a Windows 2003 Server, but one that does not have shadow backups enabled.  There is no other recent copy of this file.

Can anyone recommend or suggest a way to recover a previous version of the file (say from yesterday)?  I assumed that shadow backups was enabled by default, I know now that it's not...

Thanks,

Paul
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If excel crashed unexpectedly and caused the data loss, you can check if auto-recover was setup, and see if it has a backup.

Info about autorecover: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289273

Check in: C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel

You might get lucky
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Also, a longshot, but ERD Commander has a File Restore, which can recover files that have been deleted. You may be able to boot into that and find a previous version, or a temp version that was stored somewhere.

But like I said, that's a long shot.
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