Same old story again. One of my users closed Word without saving her work. Hours of her time lost since whe worked on this document for an extended period without saving it.
She is now asking me to recover it since "I have autosave turned on". I explained that autosave is to protect against external factors like power failures -- not protection against her closing the document without saving it.
I'm fairly sure my answer of "It's not really recoverable" is correct (aside from a lot of my time trying to restore the deleted temporary autorecover documents then trick Word into thinking that it is restarting from a crash)....
....but....figured I'd throw this out to see if anybody can correct my errant thinking with an easy recovery path for this user.
If you think it is not possible, please do not respond to this question. I don't think it is possible, so no points will be awarded for responses of "it can't be done". I'm also not looking for a complicated solution that will take me as long to implement as it would for her to just re-do it (after all, my time is worth just as much as hers).