Unsaved Word Document Recovery
How to recover an unsaved word document that seemed to be lost forever
Sometimes, life just doesn’t go your way – the system suddenly shuts down, the power goes out at your home, or your cat decides to walk across the keyboard, hitting that “Close” button before you had a chance to save your very important Word document. Don’t worry, accidents like that happen to the best of us from time to time. Fortunately, there is more than one way to restore an unsaved Word file that you thought was beyond saving. So take a deep breath and follow the instructions below.
3 easy solutions to recover an unsaved Word document
Microsoft Words developers took care of its users by adding the AutoRecover feature to the software. What it does is creates a temporary copy of the recent document that is available to you in case the file was closed without saving. Using the AutoRecover feature, you can easily restore unsaved Word files in mere seconds. Look for them in the default folder located at C:UsersUsernameAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWord
Another great feature available in Microsoft Word 2010 and above is AutoSave. After you activate it, MS Word will automatically save the changes in the documents every few minutes. To recover an unsaved word document, open the program, go to the “File” menu, choose “Info” – “Manage Versions”, and pick “Recover Unsaved Document”. Please note that copies of such unsaved docs are also automatically deleted in four days. The default location is C:UsersUsernameAppDataLocalMicrosoftOfficeUnsavedFiles
- Dog Data Recovery
Dog Data Recovery software is a useful file recovery tool. It can scan your entire hard drive to locate and retrieve unsaved Word documents. It can even restore the files that have been deleted from the Bin! Same goes for unsaved or deleted Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and PDF files. Install Dog Data Recovery software on your computer, and you will never lose any document of file permanently ever again! Download the tool for Windows or iOS using the links below.
Now that you know how to retrieve unsaved Word documents, you are prepared no matter what life throws at you! Contact us to find out more about how our products can be useful to you.