I do not know whether it is proper to ask a technical question here. It made me frustrated. When I was writting the latex, something is wrong and it had no response. I restart the computure, the content in the latex is all zeros. Something like this 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 The size of the file is still there. Can I recover my latex content? Thanks.

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    this is really a question about your editor (I assume winedt as you tagged the question with that) some editors save recent edits of files with extensions such as ~ or .bak I do not know if winedt does. But otherwise if your file is really full of zero bytes you will need to restore from a backup, latex can not help at all. Commented Oct 6, 2020 at 6:45
  • I have tried to find .bak, but they are gone. I wonder whether I can recover file some time ago.
    – thone
    Commented Oct 6, 2020 at 7:46

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It may be helpful for you. I suffered also on this problem. I solved this by open the null TeX file in the text editor (winedit) and right-click on the file on the top bar. Then choose 'open backup'.

Best wishes.

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