Help recovering saved over word doc on lion 10.7.3

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  1. thaghost macrumors 6502

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    I was in the middle of working on a paper for class. I was using another papers format as an example. When I went to press save as, I accidentally pressed save. So it wrote over the previous paper I had. Is there any way to recover the original doc? I looked in the Office 2011 recovery file, but it only recovered the paper I was just working on. Suggestions?

    Oh and both papers are due tonight. FML
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If it is still open, you could Undo your way back ...
     
  3. thaghost thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried that, it'll only went back a few paragraphs.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have Time Machine enabled? Can you recover it from there?
     
  5. thaghost thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately no. I just bought this macbook pro yesterday morning and haven't finished setting everything up.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Then, it might be best to get to work ...
     
  7. shelob8888 macrumors member

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    Pages allows the user to to "revert to saved" and browse previous saved versions. I don't think office has this function in OSX Lion, but i don't know because i have the old version of Office (I use iWork instead).

    Might be worth a try to see if you can find this setting, if it exists, in Office. In Pages, you click the name of the document at the top of the window and it brings up a menu (pic posted). And you can browse previous versions by the date/time it was edited (I also use Time Machine, so I don't know if you need this or not. I don't believe you do).

    Good luck, and lesson learned... always back up. :(
     

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  8. thaghost thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no dice. It doesn't have that option.
     
  9. shelob8888 macrumors member

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    :( sad day... sorry man.
     
  10. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    For future reference, Edit/Undo can undo only those changes made since the last File/Save. Once you save changes, then they can be reverse changes only manually or via Time Machine. The OP, not having a Time Machihne backup, is SOL.
     

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