I was working on a notebook when my computer crashed. I hadn't saved it at any point before the crash. Is there any way to recover the content of that notebook?

(Please note that I'm not trying to autosave a notebook in the future. I'm just trying to recover this one!)


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  • $\begingroup$ You could ask Wolfram support, but I wouldn’t hold my breath... $\endgroup$ – MarcoB Jun 2 '18 at 3:46
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    $\begingroup$ See Is it possible to recover an unsaved notebook after closing it?, but no very good news there either I’m afraid. $\endgroup$ – MarcoB Jun 2 '18 at 3:50
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    $\begingroup$ @MarcoB Would there a way to reap the history that are stored in In and Out if only the notebook crashed, but not the kernel? $\endgroup$ – QuantumDot Jun 2 '18 at 4:13
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    $\begingroup$ @QuantumDot If the FE crashes, and thus the MathLink connection to the kernel breaks, then the kernel quits immediately. $\endgroup$ – Szabolcs Jun 2 '18 at 9:13
  • $\begingroup$ @lastminute I believe that there is no way to recover it. I do not think that there are automatic periodic backups like with MS Word. $\endgroup$ – Szabolcs Jun 2 '18 at 9:14

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