Please use a more specific title for your posts. Please search for "decompiler." There are several products which will try what you want, and they are discussed on the Ranch from time to time. I know there is one called JAD, but I have never used any of them
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That is what decompilers do. I've had good results with JODE (on SourceForge).
There isnnt a way a developer(I am assuming you are one) can actually delete the file from SVN. I have maintained repos myself, and I bet my behind, I would give no developers such rights. If I were you, I would get a copy of the file from the logs of the repo. Test it and check if there is any functionality missing and then add that functionality and check it back in. If you are bent on decompiling: IIRC there is no decomp. which can give you 100% code back. Still, just download any opensource decomp and read through the manual if you want to know how to use it.