How to recover deleted data?

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The index page went black and then it wasn't there, it kind of got deleted. How can I get it back?
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Jeffrey

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Kumby

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Once a page gets deleted, you can't recover it.
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Connor McCarra, Champion

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Hi Jeffrey, Can you give us your url?
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Unfortunately, once something had been deleted we are not able to retrieve it. I'm sorry that I don't have better news.

If your site was published, the latest version will still be published on the Internet. I would suggest that you go to your published site and try to retrieve as much as you can. Granted, you won't be able to copy and past images back into your site, but will need to add them in the same manner you did initially, you can salvage the text. When you copy and paste it from the page, make sure to first copy and paste it into a program such as NotePad or TextEdit to remove any extra formatting.

I hope you will be able to use this idea while you rebuild the page, if we had another alternative I would gladly offer it.

IF you do not recall confirming that you want this page deleted, can you please share your url so that we can take a closer look at what's happening here? Thanks.
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(Firefox specific instructions: very similar in IE)

1. Dont re publish your site.

2. Go to the live published page > Rght click (on a blank area of the page) > Choose 'Save Page As..' > Save it.

You will now have 2 seperate items downloaded, a folder full of images and a browser shortcut to your site.

To save any custom code:

3. Right click the browser shortcut and choose 'open with' > select Notepad

You can now re-apply any custom code you had on the original index page.

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Tip:

When your happy with your home page you can keep a back up copy of the page by using the built in Yola feature 'save page as'.
Just click the little arrow next to 'save' and choose to 'save page as'.

Then if you lose your home page you have a second copy.
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I did go back to my published site and it all was there,so I was able to cut and paste. I got great ways to prevent this from happening in this blog. Now, what is a "url"?
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URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, it is basically the address to any website or file, eg. www.ilostmysite.com, this is a url, you can read more about it on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Locator
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@Connor - Thanks for that explanation!

@Jeffrey - I'm so glad to hear that this workaround has worked for you! =)
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Thank you to all! It is an educational website JAMEdCtr and it would have taken me a lot of time and research to get the info back. I was frustrated and now I'm happy. Thank you, Yola.