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With Word 2010, Microsoft introduced a draft feature in which Word creates a temporary draft of all the documents created in it. The draft is available for up to 4 days, after that, it will be deleted. So if you are using Word 2010 or above and the lost document is still under the 4 days period, follow the following instructions to recover the lost document:
Please let me know if this works for you.
You can take your computer back to a previous time, but unfortunately it only affects programs and Windows updates, not personal files. That pop-up for remote connection is automatic, you can disregard it.
When you opened Word again, did it ever ask you to reload from a previous autosave?
I am afraid if this does not work your document is completely lost. I'm sorry, I know how frustrating it is to lose a file you have spent a lot of time on.