Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Ian McEwan
Are you still depressed for losing your word document or other computer files? Are you still frustrated that you cannot find your missing word docs, even though you have already searched all the possible locations that you can think of? Well, don’t panic, all of your need for finding a way to recover your lost word document or other data on your Windows or Mac can be satisfied by following the solution specified below.
Here is our general order of this whole recovery procedure, let’s look at these steps one by one until you get the lost word doc back.
Normally, your first reaction is to check the Recycle Bin to see if your lost word document is still there.
Unlike accidental or intentional deletion, which you can fix by following the step 1, there are some force majeure factors can cause file loss, like a sudden power outage, computer freeze, or system crash. In that case, you need to move to the methods below.
If this method fails you, that means you or other users of your PC have ever deactivated the AutoSave function before. If that is so, you may need to skip to Step 5 to get back the lost word doc.
Perhaps you can happen to find your lost data by this fortuitous way, if you cannot, don’t worry, let’s see if you backed it up once.
If you have backed up before, then you can focus on Step 4. If not, let’s turn to Step 5.
The name of that backup file usually like: “Backup of” + the name of the missing file
There may be a little different about that procedure but basically similar among those different versions of Word.
Try all the system built-in methods(Step 1,3) and Office built-in methods(Step 2, 4) above and get nothing? Then you should use a professional Data Recovery tool to recover your lost word document.
Like all the best Data Recovery software, Aiseesoft Data Recovery can handle the problems of data loss easily: Accidentally Delete, Formatted Drive, Hard Disk Damage, System Crashed, Virus Attack, System Interrupts, Unexpected Power off and other improper operation. You name it.
It also supports recovering from all storage device with NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, EXT file system.
Just follow the steps below to get back what you need:
To recap, this Word Recovery tool can help you finish the recovery work in any situation, even if it is accidental deletion, a failing saving or no backup (as described in the previous steps).
Aside from word document recovery, Aiseesoft Data Recovery can also help you recover any Microsoft file(Excel, PowerPoint…), image, email, audio, video and more, no matter it was lost/deleted/corrupted/formatted.
One last thing, remember to save (or press Ctrl+S) your file often and make a backup file of your work regularly. Just in case.