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    Unhappy I saved over a file I can't replicate

    It is late at night and I'm supposed to be off for the holiday but was working on a spreadsheet and accidentally saved over it with another file. Is there any hope of recovering it? I've looked for autosave files but I think they go away after you close the spreadsheet or when you save it. I have some of the data and can put that part back in but much of it was a test I gave the students this past week and need their grades - I don't have them anywhere else....I feel pretty stupid but I guess stuff happens.
    Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
    J. P. Zinn

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    If you haven't used the PC much since the event, the "overwritten" file might still be readable (unlikely, but not impossible) by RECUVA, which you can download from http://www.piriform.com/recuva/download/standard

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    You weren't on a School server by any chance, that's backed up?

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    If you are using Windows 7 the Previous Versions feature may help.

    I believe there is something very similar in Windows 8 but have yet to try that, perhaps a Windows 8 user could confirm?

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    Windows 8 replaced Previous Versions with File History that must be setup in advance.

    Jerry

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