I accidentally deleted a PDF file (and emptied the recycle bin) and several days later used recover software (RStudio, plus two others) to retrieve it, but it was overwritten (according to one of the programmes).
Now the file has the right name, the correct size and the correct time/date stamp, yet it wont open in Adobe because 'it is either not a supported file type or it has been damaged' (according to the Adobe error message).
Is there anything I can do? I've tried changing the file name, then opening it in txt/notepad, doc/Word, but no luck.
I downloaded some demo version PDF repair tools (PDF Fixer, Recovery Toolbox for PDF) but they say that 'no PDF data has been found' and lists 10 errors (though wont say what they are).
I am really anxious to get this file back. Could you please advise me? Many thanks.