Mobile menu

Lost replaced file
Thread poster: Mirelluk

Mirelluk  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:44
Member (2005)
English to Italian
+ ...
Oct 2, 2006

Dear Prozians,

I have just done something silly.

In Microsoft Outlook 2003 I have saved an attachment (a doc file) on the hard disk and replaced a 'similar' file with the same name (without first opening it and straight from the e-mail). Only later I realised that the file I have replaced was the version I needed and it is now lost.

I searched past forums about retrieving, undeleting and so on, but none seems to deal with this particular issue.

Any ideas?? Can I find the replaced file somewhere??

Many thanks in advance.

Mirella


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Alicia Casal  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 05:44
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Might be Oct 2, 2006

In your temp. files directory.

A.


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 10:44
Member (2003)
Polish to German
+ ...
You could try this application Oct 2, 2006

which is a free tool (shareware) for recovering lost files: PC Inspector File Recovery.

Do not perform any additional file opeerations from now on, until you are sure that you either recovered the file or cannot recover it!

Regards
Jerzy


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Christel Zipfel  Identity Verified
Italy
Member (2004)
Italian to German
+ ...
You can try system restore Oct 2, 2006

if you have Windows XP.

For more information, read here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/systemrestore.mspx

HTH


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 11:44
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
+ ...
Was the original from email or did you send it once? Oct 3, 2006

In that case the original file will be as attachment either in incoming or sent mail message.
Regards
Heinrich


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Mirelluk  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:44
Member (2005)
English to Italian
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thank you but... Oct 3, 2006

Many thanks for your advice but the file I needed is lost having replaced it with another version from an e-mail.

I only found a previous backup on a different computer and will work on that one.

Lessons learnt: 1) save attachments with a different name and only then check which version you need, 2) keep files in the recycle bin for a longer time and 3) do not try to be too clever at the end of a long working day.

I am very grateful for your time and suggestions. Being able to post a question in this forum has been of great support .

Have a nice, trouble-free working day.

Mirella


Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Lost replaced file

Advanced search






Wordfast Pro
Translation Memory Software for Any Platform

Exclusive discount for ProZ.com users! Save over 13% when purchasing Wordfast Pro through ProZ.com. Wordfast is the world's #1 provider of platform-independent Translation Memory software. Consistently ranked the most user-friendly and highest value

More info »
CafeTran Espresso
You've never met a CAT tool this clever!

Translate faster & easier, using a sophisticated CAT tool built by a translator / developer. Accept jobs from clients who use SDL Trados, MemoQ, Wordfast & major CAT tools. Download and start using CafeTran Espresso -- for free

More info »



All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs