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Recover Overwritten File

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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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Luc FrankenEMEA Server Engineer
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Hi slink9,

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

Greetings,

LucF

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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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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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Sorry I couldn't be more of a help.

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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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