Windows 10: How to recover an overwritten text document

Discus and support How to recover an overwritten text document in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I was updating my desktop folder where I kept an important text document file and I accidently over wrote it with an older file which was not updating... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by kufr, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. kufr Win User

    How to recover an overwritten text document


    I was updating my desktop folder where I kept an important text document file and I accidently over wrote it with an older file which was not updating and was from 2016. I had a lot of important text from the past 4 years in the text document file. Is there any way I can restore that file I tried the previous version option in properties option. It says that there are no previous versions available.

    Also tried system restore and Recuva but the file was not recovered. Can anyone tell me how can I get that over written file back please.

    :)
     
  2. jgunning Win User

    Recovering corrupt word documents

    Thank you so much..I have tried the program..and it says it saves the recovered text.and when i go to the output file the document is empty.. =(

    I think the student will just have to accept the enevitable..:\
     
    jgunning, Nov 13, 2020
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  3. DRDNA Win User
    DRDNA, Nov 13, 2020
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  4. How to recover an overwritten text document

    .Recover shredded document in Word

    Hi Janice,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We would suggest you follow the steps mentioned below and check if it helps.



    1. Open word application and click the File tab.
    2. Click on Info > Manage Document >
      Recover Unsaved Documents.
    3. A list of unsaved files are shown.
    4. Look for the file try opening and saving it.


    You can also refer to
    Back up and restore your files
    under the section Restore your files for more details.





    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking Yes or No.



    Manjunath H

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Manjunath_H, Nov 13, 2020
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