How to Recover Lost Word Files

Microsoft Word document can disappear in certain situations. For example, it may gone after a forced quit, power interruption or close without saving changes. This page introduces several possible ways to recover lost word files. You can try any one to undelete word documents, recover formatted word files in different data loss cases.

Search the Recycle Bin

First when you find you lost your Word file, you can look for it in the Recycle Bin. Click View > Arrange Icons, then you can filter this list according to file type, name, delete date, etc. When you find your target document, you can right-click on it, and click Restore to get it back.

Search for the Original Document

If you still cannot find your Word file, you can search for it in the computer. In Windows, click Start > Search > For Files or Folders. Then type the file name and click "Search". If the Search Results box does not show the file, you can try to search for Word backup files or use EaseUS office file recovery software to retrieve your lost Word documents.

Search for Word backup files

Here we take Word 2013 as an example.

1. Start Word 2013.

2. Click the File menu, click Open, click Computer, and then click Browse.

3. Locate the folder in which you last saved the missing file.

4. In the Files of type list (All Word documents), click All Files. The backup file usually has the name "Backup of" followed by the name of the missing file.

5. Click the backup file, and then click Open.

How to recover lost Word files with EaseUS office recovery software

EaseUS file recovery software is a popular online data recovery tool for Windows and Mac users. With it, you can easily get back Word files lost due to accidental deletion, disk formatting, virus attack or some other reasons. And it can be also used to recover lost Excel files. Now you can download the software and follow the below guide to retrieve lost Word files with simple steps.

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Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Select "Document" and click "Next" button to start your word file recovery job.

Choose Document in EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover lost word files

Step 2. Select the disk where you lost your data and click "Scan" button, the software will quickly scan the selected disk to find all your lost word files. If you lost your partition, select "Lost Disk Drives" and "Scan" to continue the recovery process.

Scan the selected disk to recover lost word files

Step 3. After scan, you can preview all the listed recoverable word files one by one and select out those you want. Then, click "Recover" button to get them back once. Here you should save all the recovered files on another disk to avoid data overwriting.

Preview and recover lost word files with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

Video Tutorial to Recover Lost Word Files with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

This video will give you more detail info about how to make it simple and easy for you to recover lost word files with EaseUS data recovery software. If you wanna be your own data rescuer, do not hesitate any more and download this tool. Follow this video and let this software help you right now!

By the way, the software also supports to retrieve the data saved over. So if you need to recover saved over office file or get back overwritten office documents, you can try it!

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