How can I recover a lost Word document?

mani kandan March 20, 2013
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Yesterday i saved a word text document and closed it and again opened it the next minute to check whether i have saved it properly and it was there.

But this morning when i opened Word it could not be seen anywhere in my system. It is a word document consisting of 11 pages. I use Microsoft office 2010. How do I recover the document?

  1. reha andrew
    April 3, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Hey! if your document has not been saved then you need not to worry use a free file recovery software , you will get it back. Search online data recovery software you will get so many good software to recover your word document.

  2. princedakkar69
    March 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I would go with Justinpot on this one. If it was saved the night before then it should be on your HD somewhere. Just hit start and type the name of the file in the search box, if you forgot the name of the file type in *.docx and all word documents will show up and look for it. Good luck.

  3. justinpot
    March 21, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Do you remember what you named the file? Because if so, you could search your hard drive. If you're using Windows Vista/7 simply hit the start button and type the name. If you're using Windows 8, use the Search charm. And if you're using XP, hit Start and then search.

  4. susendeep dutta
    March 21, 2013 at 10:34 am

    If you think that your document was not saved or else it has not saved any recent changes,then the link below would be helpful to recover your document -

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/recover-unsaved-ms-word-2010-document-seconds/

    9 ways to recover a corrupt Microsoft Office file

    How to Recover Microsoft Office 2010 Documents -

    http://www.easeus.com/data-recovery/office-recovery-software/recover-microsoft-office-2010-document.htm

  5. Cindy Young
    March 21, 2013 at 7:47 am

    recover with hodo data recovery http://www.goshareware.com/windows-data-recovery.html
    no matter how your data is lost, it works. i have used it wonderfully.

  6. SaapeXD MoHods
    March 20, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Try to recover the file with Recuva (http://www.piriform.com/recuva)

  7. ha14
    March 20, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    1) open new microsoft word
    2) go to file tab and choose open then navigate to the corrupted file and select it
    3) locate the open button and click on the drop down arrow and choose Open And Repair

    the second option
    1) open new microsoft word
    2) go to file tab and choose open then navigate to the corrupted file and select it
    3)See the All File Button on that dialog screen, click on it to get the drop down menu and choose Recover Text From Any File
    4)Click Open (in this case you can lose the formatting)

    microsoft solution
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918429
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826864

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