accidental overwrite of an excel file

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I accidentally saved a new excel file over another file.  How do I recover the original excel ? 

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@Roadrunner50401952 If you're on Windows:

Right-click the workbook in File Explorer.

Select Properties from the context menu.

Activate the Previous Versions tab and wait to see if it becomes populated.

If there is a version from before you overwrote it, copy the older version to a different name and/or location.

If not: I hope you have a recent backup of the old workbook...