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How to Restore Microsoft Office Files

Last updated on September 13, 2018 by Bryan

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How to Restore Microsoft Office Files

restore microsoft office When working on an important document, it is very important to save it. Otherwise if something happens and the file is lost, you will definitely have to start over again, and that is a pain. All those hours of work time you spent, gone with the file. But before starting over again in case it happens, it good to know the initial steps you can take to recover your work in Microsoft Office. Here I will show you two ways on how to restore Microsoft Office files so that you won’t lost any important data.

Use the Built-in Microsoft Office Recovery Tool

Usually, Microsoft Office has an autosave function that saves your work for a certain period of time. But unavoidable circumstances can sometimes occur, like a sudden power outage and you won’t be able to save your file. Here are the step to follow to try and restore Microsoft Office unsaved files.

Step1 Open Microsoft Office

Open a blank page on the Microsoft Office tool that you were working on and click the File tab at the Upper lefthand part of the page.

choose the File tab

Step2 Click the Info tab

On the blue panel, click the “Info” button.

choose info

Step3 Click Manage Documents

Under the INFO option, 3 different options will appear. Click the last one, the “Manage Documents” option and a menu will dropdown and choose “Recover Unsaved Files”. (For Excel it’s going to be Workbook, while it is Presentation for Powerpoint).

manage documents option

Step4 Choose files to recover

After clicking Recover Unsaved File, a file window will appear that contains the unsaved files. Just click the document you want, then click “Open”.

choose your file

Step5 Locate the File from a Folder (Optional)

If in case the file you are looking for is not on the list, you can try searching for it in this path:
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word (Or Powerpoint or Excel) and you will be able to restore the file you need.

search on folder

Use a Professional Recovery Tool

While most of the time the built-in recovery function of Microsoft Office works, there will be times that it won’t be able to do the job. For this instance you can use Office file recovery tools to recover the files you need. Acethinker Disk Recovery is perfect for the job because of its powerful recovering capabilities. It can scan and restore unsaved and deleted files from Microsoft Office that were even deleted completely, from the system. Also with its user friendly interface, even an amateur won’t get confused. Here are the steps to follow to use Acethinker Disk Recovery to recovery Microsoft Office documents.

Step1 Download and Install

Click the button below to download the right version of Acethinker Disk Recovery and then install it on your computer.

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Step2 Run the program

After installation, open the program and on the interface choose the “Documents” option and click “Next”.

choose the right file type

Step3 Select which Location to Scan

Select what location to scan and click “Next”. The scan will start and will notify once done.

choose the right location

Step4 Choose the file to recover

From the list of scanned files choose the one you need and click “Recover” and choose the destination where the file will be saved.

click to recover

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Knowing that there is a way to undelete Microsoft Office files is a huge relief for many. This is essential to people who rely on Microsoft Office for their job. So make it a habit save your work every now and then to at least lessen the chances that you will lose your work. But when all else fails, there is always a Microsoft Office Recovery tool that you can always rely on, and that is Acethinker Disk Recovery.

September 9, 2018
Post By Bryan to disk-recovery
Last updated on September 13, 2018

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