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Word Document Recover Guidance

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Word Document Recovery Steps

  • Launch the Word Document software on your computer and then select the Show Recovered Files button at the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Select the document or file to be recovered on the left panel of the screen to view it on the main panel.
  • Select the Save button to display the ‘Save As’ window on the screen.
  • After naming the recovered file with a new file name, select Save at the bottom of the screen to recover word document.
Recover Word Document

How to Recover a Unsaved Word Document?

Follow the instructions provided below to retrieve an unsaved word document on your Windows computer.

  • Open the new/empty MS Word document and then select the File tab at the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Select the Recover Unsaved Documents option from the Manage Document option on the main panel of the screen.
  • Now, you will see the unsaved documents on the main panel.
  • Preview the unsaved documents and then click the Save As button at the top-right corner of the screen. Now, recover word document process completed successfully.
Recover Unsaved Word Document

How to Recover a Deleted Word Document?

Proceed with the methods mentioned below to recover a deleted word document.

  • Select the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop of your computer and then select the Open option to open.
  • Find the deleted file you need to recover word document and select it.
  • Select the Restore option to retrieve the deleted word document from the recycle bin.
  • The alternative way to recover the deleted word document is to download the Recoverit Data Recovery software on your computer.
  • After downloading the Recoverit Data Recovery software, open it on your computer.
  • Click the Start button at the bottom-left corner of the screen after selecting the location where you have deleted the word document.
  • Select the File Path tab and then select the file you need to recover on the main panel of the screen.
  • After displaying the selected word document, click the Recover button.

How to Recover Word Document in Mac?

Here are the recovery guidelines to recover a Word document on a Mac computer.

  • Go to the Trash folder by clicking its icon on the home screen.
  • Search for the Recovered items folder and open it. Here, the lost Word file might be present. If it is available, you can right-click it and recover it.
  • Navigate to Applications Utilities double-click Terminal.
  • Enter the command 'open $TMDIR' without quotes and then press Enter.
  • Locate the Temporary Items folder in the TMP folder and open it. Right-click the Word document to be recovered and click 'Open With.'
  • Choose Microsoft Word. Then, use the 'Save As' option to save the document to a different folder on your Mac computer.
  • Navigate to the Finder application on your Mac and click Go Go to Folder.
  • Enter the command '~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Word/Data/Library/Preferences/AutoRecovery' without quotes and then click Go.
  • Double-click the AutoRecovery folder to open it. Choose the Word document by locating files beginning with the word string 'AutoRecovery save of,' and open them.
  • Go to the File menu and click the Save As option. Enter a new name for the Word document, and choose a destination folder.
  • If these recovery steps do not help you find the lost Word document, you will need to use a data recovery application to recover word document.

How to Recover Lost Word Document?

Here are the guidelines to recover a lost word document on a Windows computer by using MS Word.

Quick steps for recover word document(lost):

  • Go to the File tab on the MS Word application and then click Manage Document.
  • Choose the Recover Unsaved Documents option from the drop-down list.
  • The list of recoverable Word documents is displayed on the screen. Choose the Word document to be recovered. Click Open.
  • The Word document is opened, and the information menu is displayed at the top. A message stating that the file is unsaved is shown, and the 'Save As' option is displayed beside it. Click the Save As button.
  • Now, you will be able to save the Word document to a new destination folder.
Steps: Recover Lost Word Document

How to Recover Microsoft Word Documents?

Here are the guidelines to recover Word document on a Mac computer.

  • You can try the Recover previous version feature in Windows to recover the Word document.
  • Go to the folder where the document is located. Right-click it and choose-->Properties-->Previous Versions tab.
  • If there are older versions of the document, they will be displayed, and you can go to their location to recover them.
  • If you use OneDrive to backup your Word documents, go to the OneDrive website. Enter your Microsoft account credentials and locate the document to be recovered. Right-click the Word document and choose Version history. Choose the version to be recovered and click Restore to recover it.
  • You can also recover the lost Word document from the temp folder. Go to the root directory Users App Data Local Microsoft Office Unsaved Files.
How to Recover MS-Word Documents
  • Locate the document by searching for the document name. It should have the .tmp suffix, which means that it is a temp file. Right-click this file, copy it and paste it in a different location. Rename the file with the .DOC or .DOCX suffix.

How to Recover Unsaved Word Document in Windows 10?

To recover unsaved word document on your Windows 10, follow the instructions given below.

  • Go to the File Manager section on your Windows 10 system.
  • Click the File tab and select the Document Management option.
  • Click the Recover Unsaved Document option in the Document Management section.
  • Now a list of unsaved documents will appear on the screen.
  • "Choose" the documents you want and click the Open button followed by Save as.
  • Choose a location on your system to save the document and click the OK button.
  • If the above recovery process does not work, then follow another recovery method given below.
  • Re-open the Word document on your computer.
  • You can find the Document Recovery tab at the left-hand side of the screen, tap it. Choose the document you wish to recover.
  • Select & double-click on the selected document and click the Save button.
  • You can also use a third-party data recovery software to recover word document on your Windows 10 system.
  • Download the DIskInternals Word Recovery from its official site.
  • Install the DiskInternals Word Recovery software on your system by double-clicking the downloaded .exe file.
  • Click the Next button on the DiskInternal Word Recovery Welcome screen.
  • Choose the location that contains the unsaved document and click the Scan button.
  • Wait for the DiskInternals Word Recovery software to finish the scanning process.
  • After that, select the files that you wish to restore, preview it, and click the Save button.

Recover Word Document Saved Over

To recover the document that you saved in the Word Document application, follow the instructions given below.

  • Launch the Word Document application on your system.
  • Click the File menu followed by the Open option.
  • Choose the All Files option from the Files of Type drop-down menu.
  • Look for .wbt extension document in the All Files section.
  • Click the Recover or Save button.

Recover Word Document on Android


To recover the word document from your Android device, follow the instructions given below.

  • You can use a third-party recovery software to recover the deleted word document on your Android device.
  • Install the FoneDog Toolkit on your computer system.
  • Once the FoneDog Toolkit application is installed on your computer, launch it and begin the recovery process.
  • Your Android device will be detected automatically by the FoneDog application.
  • Once your Android device is connected to the computer, choose your hand-held device version type from the list.
  • On your Android device, go to the Settings section and choose the About Phone option.
  • Tap Build number Developer options USB debugging Allow USB debugging OK.
  • Now, choose the document you wish to recover and click the Next button followed by Recover. Now, recover word document in Android successfully completed.