Solved

recover deleted file

Posted on 2014-01-23
5
174 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
  • 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 20

Accepted Solution

by:
CompProbSolv earned 500 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

Give your grad a cloud of their own!

With up to 8TB of storage, give your favorite graduate their own personal cloud to centralize all their photos, videos and music in one safe place. They can save, sync and share all their stuff, and automatic photo backup helps free up space on their smartphone and tablet.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How to Trigger Volume shadow copy (VSS) for a NAS Drive. 5 103
NetApp SnapShot Storage 5 82
looking for a driver 20 66
Cant protect clients on DPM 2012 R2 2 63
A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
How to update Firmware and Bios in Dell Equalogic PS6000 Arrays and Hard Disks firmware update.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

895 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now