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How to Restore Microsoft Office Files

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How to Restore Microsoft Office Files

restore microsoft office 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 Office

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 steps to follow to try to recover your unsaved files from Microsoft Office.

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 left-hand 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 drop down; 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 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 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 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 you once it is 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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Conclusion

Knowing 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 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 rely on, and that is Acethinker Disk Recovery.

November 10, 2016
Post By Bryan to disk-recovery
Last updated on July 3, 2018

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