recovering overwritte word file?

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    Hey, A friend just lost his text work by overwriting the same fille accidentally and it's too late to CRTL+Z , it's someway possible to recover it how as before it was saved over?
     
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    Three options
    1) You find an older version you saved somewhere, possibly a backup version if that exists.
    2) You see if you had change tracking installed https://support.office.com/en-us/ar...you-edit-024158a3-7e62-4f05-8bb7-dc3ecf0295c4
    3) You find you wrote it to a SSD or SD card or something. You then do a sector level dump hoping sectors got reallocated at some point during that write or any of the temp backups that word makes, spend 2 weeks recovering stuff and piecing it back together. After this you will probably be recruited by ABIN or SC-2/EMD as it is a harder to come by skill that is highly valued in such circles.

    As I imagine you already tried 1 and nobody that is not dealing in law and legal documents ( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/30/bofh_2012_episode_14/ ) tracks changes then you are hosed. This is why version control software is used and there is a rule of data backup which runs "data which does not exist in more than one location does not exist".
     
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    well tomorrow I will to check 2, 3 is not possible because wa son the HD directly :/
    Thanks!!
     
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    looks like the 2 wasn't activated :B