Hi, thank you for contacting JustAnswer.com. My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.
I understand your being upset. Losing that much work is a bad thing indeed.
If there's any vestige of that work on the computer, it may be found.
First: What computer is it, a Windows PC or an Apple computer?
Second: what word processing application program did you do the editing in, please ?
If MS Word auto-saving was turned Off, I'm not sure what can be recovered.
Could you tell me, approximately what version of MS Word you have on that Apple computer?
OK. Let's look for an autorecover file for that edit.
In that version, it could be in
Microsoft User Data
Office 2011 AutoRecovery
or a similar location in your filesystem.
When you powered On the Mac computer again, did it show a recovered document? in some cases, it should do so.
Let me know what you find, and if you need further guidance.
Also, try this in the MS Word program:
Do any of the procedures I have mentioned find anything?
OK. Did you find
Did you find the directory location I pointed out, also? it's in your filesystem, in
I regret that I am not able to offer Live Phone Call service at this time.
Keep looking. System Autosave location is to be checked...
'User' might be a abbreviation for 'the username of your user login on the computer'
That's OK... Did you see what I added about
And I should Opt Out, in case someone a little better at Apple OS internals might have more to suggest on this case, and hopefully turn up some further hope for it.