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. 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

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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