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retreiving deleted files (4 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by cepspike
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • cepspike Member

    I am first time web designer and I was trying to upload a page from textfile to Fetch. I was trying to update the index page of the home page and was successful however I dragged and dropped it in the wrong folder so it replaced a different index page. I had not backed up that index page so the information is lost. I didnt write the original script so I have no information for that page and do not have a hard copy. I was wondering if there is some way to go back and get an archived textfile or if it is saved somewhere? Could someone help me retreive my lost file....kinda freaking out because I dont know what to do.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Two things you could try:

    * Search for the original webpage in Google. At the end of each hit in Google, there is usally a little "Cached" link - if you click on that, it may show you the orignal version of the webpage instead of the current version. Then you could save the source for that page (you'd have to edit the extra Google stuff out of it, though).

    * Ask the web host provider if they keep backups of the server your files are on, and if so, if they can restore a copy of the webpage or website from before you accidentally changed it.

    Good luck,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • cepspike Member

    thank you so much, the google thing worked!!! I appreciate it greatly Scott!

    Cary

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Cary,

    Great to hear that worked.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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