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How Can I 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 possible ways to recover lost word files.

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 EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to retrieve your lost Word file.

How to recover lost word files with EaseUS data recovery tool

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a popular online tool for data recovery. With it, you can undelete word documents, recover formatted word files or recover lost Excel files easily. Now you can download the software and follow the below guide to retrieve your lost file.

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Step 1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, choose "Complete Recovery" mode. Here if you want to recover the lost word files from external storage device, you need to connect it to your PC.

Choose recovery mode to recover lost word files

Step 2. Select the file types you want to recover and click "Next" to continue.

Select the file types when recover lost word files

Step 3. Select the partition or device where the lost word files saved and click "Next" button. Then the software will scan it to find the lost files.

Scan the partition or device to find lost word files

Step 4. After scan, you can preview all the found files and select out those you want. Finally, click "Recover" button to get them back with one click. Here you need to choose a folder on the computer to save all the recovered office files.

Preview and recover lost word files with one click

Caution: Don't save the recovered files to the partition or device where you are recovering data, for it may result in overwriting data and permanent data loss!

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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