Microsoft Word is one of the popular graphical word processing programs used worldwide. It comes included in the Microsoft Office package. It is extensively used in offices for various purposes such as to create, edit, view docs and share files with others quickly. You can also edit Word docs attached to emails.
Imagine working on an important and your system crashes, not giving you a chance to save the file? Or have you closed document in a hurry and forgot to save the changes?
Well, don’t panic! There are ways to recover unsaved Word doc on Windows 10. We have listed three methods to recover your word document on Windows 10.
Get Your Document From AutoRecover Files
Step 1: Launch Microsoft Word on your computer.
Step 2: Click File->Info
Step 3: Click Manage Document->Recover Unsaved Documents.
Step 4: You will get a window which contains a list of unsaved files, locate the file you are looking for and click Open.
Step 5: You will get the ASD file opened in Word.
Use Auto Recovery File Location Method
You can also use Auto recovery file location method to recover unsaved Word Document. Word 2016 has a feature to autosave every ten minutes.
Note: This process will take more time to recover your document, so please be patient.
Step 1: Launch Microsoft Word.
Step 2: Click File->Options.
Step 3: From Options window, click Save (from the left side of the pane)
Step 4: Copy AutoRecover File location and copy the file path beside it.
Step 5: Go to the Windows search box and paste the path copied and press Enter.
Step 6: You will get a window with files in it. Locate the doc that you want to recover.
In case you are not able to recover your files with these methods, you need to get a third-party program to recover accidentally deleted or unsaved files.
Recover Your Word Document Using Stellar Data Recovery for Windows
One of the best data recovery tools for Windows is Stellar Data Recovery for Windows. This is an app which is available for a free trial. You can use the tool to scan your hard disk and recover Word document.
Follow these steps to recover your word document.
Step 1: Download Stellar Data Recovery for Windows and install the product.
Step 2: Once done, launch it.
Step 3: Click Recover Data.
Step 4: Click Office Documents. You can also click All Data if you want to recover other files. Once you have decided what data to recover. Click Next.
Step 5: Choose your location to recover data. You can select one. Click any of the given options. Click Scan to start the process.
Step 6: Scan will initiate, and the process could some time to finish.
Step 7: Once the scan is complete, you can choose files which you want to recover, and click Recover.
After you click on Recover, all the found files will be restored in a preferred location.
Note: This process might not work if your files are permanently deleted.
So, these are different ways to recover unsaved Word document on Windows 10. If you don’t want to come across the same situation and couldn’t remember to save your doc file, then use Google Drive to get rid of the hassle. It autosaves your document with every change.