Try copying it to an external drive since your hard drive is bad. If your system doesn't boot, boot up with a rescue disk. You can use the "cp" command to copy a file. That's what it is for.
Also look for a file in the same location with an ~ at the end. Also look for hidden files. A word processor or editor will often create a temporary copy of the original incase something bad happens to the original or the program crashes.
Last edited by jschiwal; 09-10-2008 at 03:24 AM.
Reason: Fixed typos