can you tell me what application you were using to create your document?
Follow the below instructions and see if you can locate a temporary cache of the document;
1) First, if you've restarted since losing the work, look in your trash for a "Recovered items" folder. if not...
2) Microsoft Office has an Autorecovery function that saves some files when, for example, there's a power loss. These files are located in the home folder, in the Library
Press and hold the OPTION key on your keyboard while clicking "Go" in the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen
Select Library. If you don't see Library, choose “Home” from the menu and then open the Library folder directly.
In Library, open a folder called Application Support.
In that folder are a number of folders, one of which may be Office AutoRecovery if files are available. Click that, and any files saved by the autorecovery function will be displayed.
3) If the above doesn't work, next, Go to the Finder
select Go in the menu bar and click "Go to Folder..."
and click the Go button.
Look for files or folders named "Word Work File" inside a "Temporary items" folder.
You should option-drag files or folders to the Desktop (or anywhere else) before dropping them on Word's icon. Don't delete anything!
If your file is still cached on the drive somewhere then that is the most likely place, however the cache files do not exist for long.
Recovery of unsaved files is slim so if the above does not turn up a copy of your file, then please don't shoot the messenger. :-)
Thanks and good luck!
I'm sorry to hear that.
Sadly, AutoSave or via the cache is the only real hope for retrieving historic data in cases like this when it hasn't even been officially saved. :-(
You mean the Go menu? As mentioned, you must be in the Finder. Just click somewhere in a blank area of your desktop and you should then see the Go option in the Finder menu at the top of the screen.