I'll try System Restore, but I think that doesn't affect files as much as it does changes to settings. Nevertheless, I'll try that.
I'm not sure I would call the file "deleted". It's more like "overwritten". The problem is, and I'm speculating, that the original file is stored in memory and the memory address is the name I give to the file. Now, if I overwrite the file like I have done, then the new file is now the one which corresponds to the memory address. In other words, if it was deleted, there is hope as long as I can locate the file. When you click its name, the memory address goes out and fetches whatever is stored in the memory. But with an overwritten file, you click the name and it goes to memory and finds what is stored there...not what was previouslythere.
The issue is not "getting back something that was thrown away", but rather "undoing a modification". I'm good with analogies, but this doesn't mean I know about computers. This is my interpretation of what might be going on.
I can't give up searching for the answer for the moment. By tomorrow, I'll have to start fresh if I haven't found a way. Keep posting guys. I appreciate the help.