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Recover An Overwritten File in Pages on Mac

I have overwritten a file in pages. When I got the warning if I wanted to overwrite the document with the same title, I mistakenly thought I was going to overwrite its older version. I click Replace. Instead I found that I overwrote the only version of the document I had. Can I recover that document? I guess I cannot. But I hope someone can give me some tips.

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iBoysoft author Connie Yang

Connie Yang

Answered on Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Actually, you can restore your replaced file in Pages.

I have several ways to help recover your overwritten file on your Mac in Pages.

Way 1: Go to Pages Menu > File and browse all versions of that replaced document. If you can find its previous version, restore it.

Way 2: Check if you've backed up your document to any other destination, like an external hard drive.

Way 3: Use iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac to get back the replaced files if you don't have a backup or revert it with the Pages built-in restore function.

This data recovery tool supports recovering different types of replaced files on Mac.

  1. Simply free download, install and launch iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac on your Mac.
  2. Choose macOS - Data or Macintosh HD - Data and select Search for Lost Data to scan the overwritten file.
  3. Find your replaced file from the scanning results and preview it.
  4. Select it and click Recover to restore it to a different destination.

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