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Apr 24, 2013 10:09 AM

I accidentally saved my AI file while I had temporarily deleted some elements on it. Is there anyway of retrieving the file in  the state it was before I saved it?

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    Apr 24, 2013 10:12 AM   in reply to nug75

    Right now no. However, for your future convenience I would like to suggest that you use to save versions of your file if you want to revert back to older versions of your artwork. Upload your file to Dropbox after important modifications that you make. In this way you will maintain multiple versions of the same file in with concurrent updates that you apply to the file.

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    Apr 24, 2013 12:12 PM   in reply to nug75

    you can TRY a system restore to recover it. any changes you've made since then would be gone though so back them up on an external drive or cloud or something. This is a drastic step and i've never done it so do more research before you listen to me


    if you are using Windows 7, get-back/

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    Apr 24, 2013 2:10 PM   in reply to nug75



    In addition to what shnath and snunicycler said, you may save versions from time to time with different names.


    Also, externally saving what you have (at least) on a daily basis will reduce the loss, and you may pick from older and newer to rescue most. In this connexion, saving to a DVD and/or to an external harddisk gives you an additional safety (and independence).

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