giovedì 13 gennaio 2011 22:31
Updated an excel file on a laptop using excel 2007 on XP.
Saved file which is stored on external HDD. Ejected HDD using the eject tool in the taskbar.
Several hours later I tried to open the file on another computer using excel 2010 on Win 7.
Excel opened and I recieved an error that the file path does not exist. I tried to open the file again, this time when I double clicked the file it literally disappeared from the file list in explorer.
I have searched the recycle bin, I have searched recent files with the same name, parts of the name, "~", and "*". Can not find anything. There is no Autosave in excel either.
I tried a recovery program VirtualLab to no avail. Not very familiar with recovery tools.
I can get the raw data for the files again - it is the manipulation done afterward that I can not replicate.
Any suggestions on how to find it? I have been a little lax on back up due to the back up HDD being a pian in the bum.
I bought a new drive to start a fresh back up using Vice Versa and after the scan noticed lots of excel files in the recycle bin with random names - but I can not open these. Is there a recovery tool that would let me check these?
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mercoledì 19 gennaio 2011 02:06Moderatore
As far as I'm aware no. If you can't find the file when doing a file search and it's not in the recycle bin then it's pretty much gone. Of course if the file has been deleted AND little/nothing has been written to the drive since the deletion an undelete utility could help.
Hope that helps.
- Contrassegnato come risposta Jennifer ZhanModerator giovedì 20 gennaio 2011 07:23