Computer crashes or freezes are quite common in our daily life, especially when we have to many tasks running in the background. Usually we can simply restart our computer to fix the problem, but things may get trick when you find you have lost some unsaved files after you do a force reboot.
“My computer suddenly crashed when I was almost finishing with my project, left me no time to save my Excel workbook that I worked on the whole day. After I did a force reboot, I tried to look for the unsaved Excel file but found NOTHING! I’m going crazy. Can anyone help?”
Although Microsoft Excel AutoSave and AutoRecover features work correctly in most cases, sometimes things may still go wrong. Therefore, it is essential for us to learn how to recover unsaved Excel files after computer crash. Here are 2 methods to help you salvage unsaved Excel workbooks in case of unexpected crashes.
Microsoft Office suite (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) applications are integrated with AutoRecover and AutoSave features to help protect your files in case of a crash. The two features are turned on by default, and you can configure AutoSave Settings in Microsoft Excel with following instructions:
Step 1. Open MS Excel and click File > Options > Save.
Step 2. Make sure that you have enabled “Save AutoRecover information every X minutes” and “Keep the last auto-saved version if I close without saving” option.
Step 3. Save the changes.
With AutoSave/AutoRecover turned on, you are able to recover unsaved Excel files with these steps:
Step 1. Click Open from the File menu.
Step 2. Click Recent Workbooks and scroll down to click Recover Unsaved Workbooks.
Step 3. Location the file you need and choose Open.
Step 4. Save the file to your desired location.
However, there are also chances that you cannot recover your files with the built-in Excel AutoRecover tool. If this happens, you can try recovering unsaved Excel files with the help of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard software.
As a professional data recovery software, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard allows you to recover unsaved or corrupted Excel files within a few steps. Follow the tutorials below to see how it works:
Step 1. Install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your computer and then launch the program.
Step 2. Select the location where you lost your files and click Scan button.
Step 3. After the scan process completed, select the file to preview the file.
Step 4. Click Recover button to restore your unsaved Excel files.
Without complicated steps involved, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard recovers your unsaved Excel files after computer crash. To have more capable and efficient solutions to recover unsaved or lost Microsoft Excel files, give EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard a try now >