Recover Overwritten File

My boss saved a blank Word file over one that he had previously saved.  Now when he pulls it up there is nothing in the document.  Will a recovery tool such as Lost & Found help?  Is there any way to recover a file that has been overwritten?
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LucFConnect With a Mentor EMEA Server EngineerCommented:
>>He keeps blabbering about internet history and recovering Michael Jackson's files.
Those are just deleted, not overwritten :(

Only physical harddisk surgery might get some of the document back. But at this point, that computer won't even know that that original document ever existed. Also, none of the tools on CrazyOnes list can help if the document is overwritten.

Ask your boss if he's ever saved the document on another disk and deleted it afterwards, if it wasn't on the same disk CrazyOnes list might help.

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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hi slink9,

As it's overwritten by a blank document, your only luck will be a backup...

Greetings,

LucF
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slink9Author Commented:
That was my respone.  I was told that I don't know what I am doing and he will pay someone to come in and recover it.  Whatever, it's his money.
I thought I was right and just wanted verification on that.  He keeps blabbering about internet history and recovering Michael Jackson's files.  I told him that files are recovered from backup but there are no backups of his data.  There will be starting tonight, though.
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slink9Author Commented:
Nope.  It's only on this one hard drive.  I thought about the Word temp files but none of those exist either.
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Sorry I couldn't be more of a help.

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jfox73Commented:
using my recovery tools, I'll try  to recover my data on my hard drive, but i found out that some of the data that i want to recover is already overwritten. But in-spite of that situation i had force to recover it and when i open the files the content is already garbage! so my problem is how can i recover totally my files back to original
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