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overwritten info on file

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i have overwritten information on computer and my memory stick .my history seems turned off and dont believe i have a restore point .

any answers please to recover the previous dta on spreadsheet before i overwrit it

thanks

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@sparkman_349

 

Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!

 

That may simply NOT be possible.  When you update an existing file, sometimes that file is written to a new location on the disk and the old location is marked as reusable.  

 

In those cases, you can use data recovery apps to retrieve the information still present in the old locations -- presuming that too, has not been overwritten.

 

But, once a location is actually overwritten, the original information can not be recovered.

 

Here are some data recovery app alternatives:

1)  http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/recover_data_in_3_steps_with_minitool_power_data_recovery_free_...

2) Recuva:  http://www.piriform.com/recuva

3) The best tool out there is this one, but only the trial version is free:  http://www.file-recovery.com/

Good Luck

 

 

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