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Since this is an old thread, I would like to add that there's a new feature since I believe Office 2007 - Autosave function. In Office 2010 it is enabled by default and you can find your autosaved docs in user application data (e.g. in Excel you can look see the path in "File - Options - Save") or just look up more info on this link: ...
Data recovery has no where near a 100% success rate, especially if the drive started getting used again. If you tried all those programs, and you can't get specific info back then you're either going to have to bust out your wallet and send it to a professional recovery agency, or accept that it's been overwritten and is gone forever.
I used a keyword-based sector search on the whole hard disk, it had a little chance to recover at least the clear text of my document. If you used the xml-based file format (.docx), your chances are better. I am sorry but it is a system administrator forum, not a user forum. Sorry if I don't go into the "and next click with the right button" details, ...
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