Windows 10: Accidentally Replaced a File Using "Save As". Can't Find my Previous File Now

Discus and support Accidentally Replaced a File Using "Save As". Can't Find my Previous File Now in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I wanted to save a .pdf that I was working on, so I clicked "Save As" and went to the folder that I wished to save it to. Somehow, I managed to get to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by abonnieweelass, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Accidentally Replaced a File Using "Save As". Can't Find my Previous File Now


    I wanted to save a .pdf that I was working on, so I clicked "Save As" and went to the folder that I wished to save it to. Somehow, I managed to get to the action "XXX already exists, would you like to overwrite it?" and inadvertently clicked, "Yes".

    Is there a way that I can undo this action and restore the file that was overwritten?

    I have tried "Ctrl+Z", and that did not work. I didn't know about "File History" prior to this, so this wasn't set up at all.

    The document that I saved over was extremely important. Please help! Thank you

    :)
     
    abonnieweelass, Jan 25, 2021
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  2. Tatty_One Win User

    Saves log files ?

    You can either read the files in Windows or my preferred method is.....

    Download CCcleaner from here...........

    CCleaner Professional | Try the world’s most trusted PC cleaner, free!

    You can then run cleaner, you will see the log files listed, then if you right click you can save as a text file and then have a read. You may also get an "error reporting" log listed seperatly.
     
    Tatty_One, Jan 25, 2021
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  3. Recovering Replaced Files

    I recently accidentally replace some very essential files of mine. And before you suggest it, I have tried restoring to previous versions. is there any other way to restore these files or some kind of tool that can help me get them back?
     
    Bron_Williams, Jan 25, 2021
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  4. Accidentally Replaced a File Using "Save As". Can't Find my Previous File Now

    Saving a file to a folder

    Hi Dean,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I will definitely assist you

    It would be grateful if you could provide us few questions answer to understand the issue better and to provide you better assistance.


    • How are you accessing emails through web browser or through a mail client (mail app, outlook 2010/2013)?

    • Are you trying to save the email attached file? Please elaborate.
    If you are using Outlook email, let’s try simple steps and check if it helps. Try the below steps provided.

    Step 1.

    If you want to save only the attached file from the email, try the below step.


    • Right click on the attached file and click on Save as.

    • Now select a folder location where you want to save the attached file.
    Step 2.

    If you want to save the file along with the email try the below steps provided.


    • Open the mail you want to save and click on File on the top of the right side.

    • Click on Save As and select a folder location where you want to save the email.
    Hope this helps. If you need further assistance with Windows, let us know and will be glad to help.
     
    Billion Debbarma, Jan 25, 2021
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