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CTRL+Z (Undo) history/log command? How to revert

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    Windows 8 x64

    CTRL+Z (Undo) history/log command? How to revert


    So, after decades of using Windows I've just discovered the single most destructive command... The CTRL+Z... Yup, that's right.

    So here's the problem. I always leave my computer on 24/7, and today I was in a application trying to undo something, but I didn't notice the application was out of focus and I was in fact "undoing" several actions I've made in the last days... Absolute disaster - I accidentally deleted Gigabytes of information and I've no way of getting them back... The worst part is, I don't even know for certain what I've deleted, as I don't exactly recall what I did in the last few days.

    My question is, is there a history/log of the undo actions? I've already checked Event Viewer and there is nothing there.

    Regards.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    There are some recovery programs like--- https://www.piriform.com/recuva

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    Posts : 15
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    There are some recovery programs like--- https://www.piriform.com/recuva
    Hello, I've that program and already tried to recover the files with no success, it simply does not find the affected files.

    Regards.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Portugal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    There are some recovery programs like--- https://www.piriform.com/recuva
    Hello, I've that program and already tried to recover the files with no success, it simply does not find the affected files.

    Regards.
    Sorry I couldn't help.

    EDIT---

    In most Windows applications, the Undo command is activated by pressing the Ctrl+Z or Alt+Backspace keybindings. In virtually all Macintosh applications, the Undo command is activated by pressing Command-Z. The common command for Redo on Microsoft Windows systems is Ctrl+Y or Ctrl+Shift+Z. The common command for Redo on Apple Macintosh systems is Command-Shift-Z.
    Maybe open whatever you had open & try the Ctrl+Y or Ctrl+Shift+Z ???
    Last edited by David Bailey; 09 Sep 2014 at 19:52.
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    Posts : 15
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Portugal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    There are some recovery programs like--- https://www.piriform.com/recuva
    Hello, I've that program and already tried to recover the files with no success, it simply does not find the affected files.

    Regards.
    Sorry I couldn't help.

    EDIT---
    Hey David, no problem :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    In most Windows applications, the Undo command is activated by pressing the Ctrl+Z or Alt+Backspace keybindings. In virtually all Macintosh applications, the Undo command is activated by pressing Command-Z. The common command for Redo on Microsoft Windows systems is Ctrl+Y or Ctrl+Shift+Z. The common command for Redo on Apple Macintosh systems is Command-Shift-Z.
    Maybe open whatever you had open & try the Ctrl+Y or Ctrl+Shift+Z ???
    I've already tried those commands with no avail

    Basically I was using Multisim, a Spice simulator and wanted to undo several steps, but I didn't notice the window was out of focus and started undoing Windows Explorer actions instead. The result was the loss of several gigabytes of information.

    I wanted to know if there is a log of the undo shortcut somewhere, and if't possible for the undo command to bypass the Recycle bin.

    Best regards.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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