Photoshop: How do I recover a picture I accidentally replaced with another picture?

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How do I get back a picture I accidentally replaced by pressing Save rather than Save As? I have to photoshop and burn to a CD multiple notecards that I scanned in, and I replaced the scanned picture of all 8 notecards with one edited notecard. Please help me!!!
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Jessica Kenny

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  • freaking out!

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Do you still have the file open? If so, you may be able to back in the History panel to a point where you can recover it. If not, you may be out of luck.
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Jessica, are you on a Mac, do you have a time machine disk? If yes, then click on the time machine icon on the dock, to navigate to an earlier version of the files.

On Windows, Vista/Win7 use Shadow Copy Service right-click the file it and select "Previous Versions". A list will come up with the previous versions of the file that you can either open, copy to a new location, or simply restore to the original location. (if a shadow copy was created between the creation of the files, and their re-writing.)
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none of this worked *eyetwitching* excuse me while i go smash this stupid thing
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Rhej Tee Garofil

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It also happened to me twice.. I spend my whole day for my web design..bu I accidentally replaced it of another picture and its gone.. and also I didn't notice I save file with the same name the finished design that I created and a scratch design, but unluckily, when I'm saving it, the pop-up msg saying if I want to replace the file because of the same name, I clicked yes