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 ToolUsually, 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 OfficeOpen 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.
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 dropdown and 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 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.
Use a Professional Recovery ToolWhile 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.
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