.doc is the extension of Microsoft word document. Microsoft Word is a word processor designed by Microsoft. It was first released in 1983 under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems. Subsequent versions were later written for several other platforms including IBM PCs running DOS (1983), the Apple Macintosh (1984), the AT&T Unix PC (1985), Atari ST (1986), SCO UNIX, OS/2, and Microsoft Windows (1989). It is a component of the Microsoft Office system. However, it is also sold as a standalone product and included in Microsoft Works Suite.
As Word became the dominant word processor in the late 1990s and early 2000s, its default Word document format (.doc) became an actual standard of document file formats for Microsoft Office users. Though usually just referred to as "Word Document Format", this term refers primarily to the range of formats used by default in Word version 97-2003.
.doc file may be lost in following cases.
Case one, the .doc file may be lost if an error occurs that forces Word to quit, if you experience a power interruption while editing, or if you close the .doc file without saving changes. Please use built-in method of Microsoft to recover lost word .doc file.
Case two, deleted .doc file, lost .doc file caused by formatting of hard drive, partition losing etc.
For case two, we recommend you EaseUS data recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard. It can recover .doc file.
Data Recovery Wizard can provide a safe, quick doc recovery solution for you in MS 97, 98, 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2007. If a .doc file is deleted, Data Recovery Wizard will scan the entire disk to find the contents of the deleted .doc file. Meanwhile, it also can recover lost .doc file even from the lost, deleted partitions and reformatted drives.
Step 1. Launch EaseUS data recovery software, select the drive where you want to recover Word documents and click "Scan" button to move to the next step.
Step 2. A quick scan will start first. After it completed, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.
Step 3. After scan, preview all the listed recoverable Word document files and choose those you want. Finally, click "Recover" button to retrieve them back. Here, you'd better save all the recovered files on a different drive or device in case of data recovery failure.
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