How to Recover Unsaved Word Files in Word 2016/2010/2007

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“I was working on a business letter with Microsoft Office Word and suddenly suddenly my laptop screen became frozen. I had no other choice than force restart. But after restarting my laptop and reopening MS Word, auto recovery didn’t open the unsaved file. Is there any way to recover unsaved Word files on Windows 10? Any suggestion will be appreciated.”

As we know, Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) are integrated with AutoRecover and AutoSave features to help users protect documents in case of accidental crashes. However, due to variety of reasons, sometimes AutoSave or AutoRecover mode may not work as expected. So when Microsoft AutoSave/AutoRecover doesn’t work, what can you do to recover unsaved Work files? Here in this post, we’ll show you 2 methods to salvage files in Word 2017.

How to Recover Unsaved Word Files on in Word 2016

Method 1: Use Microsoft Word AutoRecover Tool

To use Microsoft Word AutoRecover, you need to make sure you have turned on this feature:

  1. Open Microsoft Word and click File > Options > Save.
  2. Select “Save AutoRecover information every” and enter the duration of time you want Word to save the document.

With AutoRecover turned on, you can easily recover unsaved Word files with following steps:

  1. Choose Open from the file menu, click Recent Documents.
  2. Click Recover Unsaved Document.
  3. Find the file you need and double click the file to open it.
  4. Save the File to your desired location.

Method 2: Use Third Party Data Recovery Software

In addition to the built-in AutoRecover tool in Microsoft Word, you can also choose third party software to help you out. One recommendable tool you might like is EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. This software allows you to recover unsaved or lost Word documents without complicated steps.

Here are steps to recover unsaved Word Files in Word 2016 with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

1. Download and install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your computer.

2. Launch the software and select the disk to scan.

Recover Unsaved Word Files

Recover Unsaved Word Files

3. After the scan process completed, select the file path from the left side bar and preview the file.

How to Recover Unsaved Word Files in Word 2016/2010/2007

How to Recover Unsaved Word Files in Word 2016/2010/2007

4. Click Recover button.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard makes it easy for users to recover unsaved Word files. It supports multiple Word versions including Word 2016, Word 2013 and earlier Word versions. To protect your Word files from accidents, give EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard a try now>

This entry was posted in on Oct 30, 2017 by Judy.

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