Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.................Deleted my text! How to recover?

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I mistakenly pressed erase button after spending much time editing my website, I did not save a copy of text and wondered if there is any way to recover this?

Thanks!

Karyn at My Essential Skincare
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Hi My Essential Pharmacy,

I just actually sent you an email. I'll paste my response here as well in case you did not receive it:

Hello Karyn,

If you have not clicked on Save, it could be possible to retrieve your information if you hit the "Undo" button on your Text Editing Toolbar or using Ctrl-z, or using the back button on your browser's toolbar.

I hope that might do the trick!
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Hi Sanja

Thanks so much for reply and suggestions.

Unfortunately because I pressed save and then exited yola site now wont let me retrieve through these options.

Back to the grind rewriting again I think! Never the same second time around.

Karyn
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I'm sorry Karyn. I hope that the second time around, the rewrite is even better!
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Well at least it wasn't an essay! That happened to me at University!!
Again, thanks.

Karyn
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Been there and done that hundreds of times Karyn so I can relate...

If your pages have been indexed already the quickest way that I found to retrieve last data and content when something like what you described happens is to:

1) Open the page that you accidentally deleted the content from and copy the full URL address to that page.
2) Open Google Chrome (Download if necessary) and go to the Goolge.com search engine.
3) Paste the URL from the deleted page into the Google search and press the "Search" button
4) Find the result which matches the page that you deleted the content from and click the "Cached" text link directly after the URL. (If your page has not yet been cached/indexed then you will not see a "Cached" link after your URL and this won't work... Sorry.
5) If you are lucky then you will find the page exactly as it was before the accident and can copy the text from the site and paste it into a text editor (wordpad/notepad) and then copy the text from the text editor to paste it into your website once again. You need to copy and then paste and then copy and then paste in this manner so that you remove any coding that might be attached which might mess your site up once pasted into a text widget.

If you need to retrieve HTML, scripts or CSS then in the cached Google Chrome page simply:

1) Click the little wrench icon in the toolbar.
2) Click "Tools" then click "View source"
3) Find your lost/deleted scripts or CSS and paste it into an HTML widget on your site to make the missing content reappear.

This I hope will help you out and save the day either now or in the future.

Happy site building
Ed

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