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How to Recover Lost MS Word Document?

Recover Lost MS Word Document

Today we discuss about How to recover lost ms word document.

Have you ever had a troublesome even lost a document completely? This article is about how to Recover a Lost Word Document??
We can use below 2 methods to Recover a Lost Word Document.
Method 01

Search for Word's Backup Files

If you can’t even find the Word file, you may be able to find backup files that Word file has saved. To recover a lost Word file, go to search for Word’s backup files. Follow the below steps.


   Step 1:  Start MS Word, click File -->> Open  -->> click Browse or click Recover Unsaved Documents button
                     in below.



How to Recover a Lost MS Word Document??



  Step 2:  Then navigate to the folder where you last saved the missing file. In the Files of type list, click All Files.
               The backup file usually has the name like "Backup of" followed by the name of the missing file. Once
                you have find your documents, click the backup file and then click Open.


  Step 3:  If you don’t find the backup file listed that way, alternatively search for *.wbk Word Backup files.


If you cannot search results above method then move to method 02.


Method 02:  

Search for and Recover Temporary Auto Save Files

For that method you should have to turn on and Set auto save in MS Word or MS Excel 2016 with that you might have auto saved files from the last 10 minutes you worked on any Word document. They can appear in a number of locations, as the follows.


On Window 10 PC
    C:\ Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Word.
    C:\ Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp.
    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word

On Windows 7 and Vista PC
    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Word.
    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp



note: types of files
  •     A word document file will look like -wrdxxxx.tmp
  •     A temp document file will look like -wrfxxxx.tmp
  •     An auto recovery file will look like -wraxxxx.tmp or will be named "AutoRecovery save of . . ." with a .asd extension
  •     An auto recovery file that is complete will have the extension of .wbk

By following above methods now you can easily Recover a Lost MS Word Document easily.
How ever if you cannot find out some Unsaved Word Document then you can follow below method to find out that word document.


How to Find Back Unsaved Word Document

After a computer crash or power goes out or  close a file without saving our document, we will lose our work. Then How can you get back the unsaved contents in the Word document?

Here we provide a solution for How to Find Back Unsaved Word Document?

Recover Unsaved Document in MS Word  

  Step 1: Run Word 2013/2016

  Step 2: go to click File -->> Open.

  Step 3: Click Recent
 
  Step 4: Click Recover Unsaved Documents button.

  Step 5: If you find the Word document that you are looking for, double click on it to open it.

  Step 6: The unsaved document will be opened in Read Only mode so after open it you have to click the Save button to save it.

By following above method now you can easily Find Back Unsaved Word Document in your windows pc.
OK.Then i think you have a better idea about recover lost ms word document.




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