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    Feb 11, 2013
    Recovering file written over
    I was trying to save a document into a sub-folder, and instead I accidentally clicked on the title of the document below the name of the subfolder in the finder window. It saved my document by writing over the previous document and giving it the previous document's name. Now I'm panicking slightly because I need the original file! How do I get it back? I can't undo, it gave me no warning asking if I wanted to write over the first document, and it's not in the trash.

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    Apr 26, 2008
    iPad Pro 12.9 latest iOS
    Only option is to restore the previous version from a recent backup.
    Don't forget to rename the file you last saved or you will loose that one too :-)

    Cheers ... McBie
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    Feb 11, 2013
    OK, thanks. I can do that

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