?
Solved

recover deleted file

Posted on 2014-01-23
5
Medium Priority
?
183 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-05
hi experts,

 I have an excel spreadsheet with a lot of informatin. I accidentally deleted all the files and saved it and now it's blank! Is there any way I can recover from this?
0
Comment
Question by:frankbustos
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 39804405
Restore the file from your backups using the backup utility you have been using.
0
 

Author Comment

by:frankbustos
ID: 39804410
what if I didin't have that file backed up?
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 39804445
Then you are rather careless!

You could check whether your file is in the recycle bin, and if it is, restore it that way. If it isn't there, immediately stop using that PC, remove the HD from it and attach it as a 2nd disk to another PC running Windows. Then scan it using getdataback. If that tool sees your file, register the utility so you can copy the file to some other location:

http://runtime.org
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
CompProbSolv earned 2000 total points
ID: 39805116
Though rindi is correct on both accounts, I suggest that there is another possibility.  Depending on your version of Windows and its configuration, you may have a Restore Previous Versions option that could save you.  Try browsing to the folder that held the files, right-clicking on the folder, and see if you have "Restore Previous Versions" as an option.  You may be able to bring your files back there.

Keep in mind that the more you run the drive, the more likely it is that deleted files can get overwritten.  rindi's suggestion to "immediately stop using that PC, remove the HD...." addresses this issue.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:frankbustos
ID: 39837282
this worked, thanks!
0

Featured Post

New feature and membership benefit!

New feature! Upgrade and increase expert visibility of your issues with Priority Questions.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to fix error ""Failed to validate the vCentre certificate. Either install or verify the certificate by using the vSphere Data Protection Configuration utility" when you are trying to connect to VDP instance from Vcenter.
A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question