When working on an important document, it is 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 you spent, gone with the file. But before starting over again, it is 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 recovery tool of Microsoft OfficeUsually, 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 steps to follow to try to recover your unsaved files from Microsoft Office.
Step1 Open Microsoft OfficeOpen a blank page on the Microsoft Office tool that you were working on and click the “File” tab at the Upper left-hand part of the page.
Step2 Click the Info tabOn the blue panel, click the “Info” button.
Step3 Click Manage DocumentsUnder the INFO option, 3 different options will appear. Click the last one, the “Manage Documents” option, and a menu will drop down; choose “Recover Unsaved Files”. (For Excel, it’s going to be Workbook, while it is Presentation for PowerPoint).
Step4 Choose files to recoverAfter clicking Recover Unsaved File, a file window will appear that contains the unsaved files. Just click the document you want, then click “Open”.
Step5 Locate the File from a Folder (Optional)If 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.
Use a Professional Recovery ToolWhile the built-in recovery function of Microsoft Office works most of the time, there will be times that it won’t be able to do the job. For 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 deleted files from Microsoft Office that were 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 InstallClick 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 programAfter installation, open the program and on the interface choose the “Documents” option and click “Next”.
Step3 Select Which Location to ScanSelect what location to scan and click “Next”. The scan will start and will notify you once it is done.
Step4 Choose the file to recoverFrom the list of scanned files, choose the one you need and click “Recover” and choose the destination where the file will be saved.