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How to Recover Deleted or Corrupted Word File on Mac?

Posted by Daisy to Mac File Recovery 2016-08-22

Summary

Your word document got deleted by accident or suddenly corrupted on Mac drive? This article will provide you two effective methods to repair corrupted word file and recover deleted/corrupted word files with simple steps on Mac. Follow to see how to get lost or corrupted word documents back on Mac now.

Microsoft Word plays a great important role in people's daily life. But there are a number of factors that may cause Word file loss or corruption on Mac computer, which will stuck you into endless trouble. In this case, learning how to recover deleted Word document on Mac makes a great sense.

Factors cause Word file loss

Here we conclude some common factors may cause Word document loss, please try your best to avoid these actions.

  1. The most common one is that turn-off Word for Mac without saving the document.
  2. The second one is that the word file is corrupted. It always happen when you open a Microsoft Word, you find it looks like gibberish.
  3. Another reason is that the Word document gets infected by virus.
  4. And there are more other factors can cause Word file loss such as system errors and human improper operations.

When you unfortunately encounter those above problems, what will you do to recover lost Word document or repair the corrupted word document? Don't worry! Here we will introduce you two effective methods to handle this problem.

Method 1. Open and repair corrupted Word file on Mac with "Recover Text from Any File"

When your Word file gets corrupted or damaged for certain reasons, you can try the special "Recover Text from Any File" converter to manually open and repair the damaged documents. Here is how to do it:

  1. 1. On the File menu > Click Open.
  2. 2. Click the Show list > Then click Recover Text from Any File.
  3. 3. Locate the folder that contains the damaged file > Select the Word file that was deleted/lost or damaged/corrupted.
  4. 4. Click Open.

Depending on the size of the document and the type of damage, the recovery process can take some time. Please be patient while using 'Recover Text from Any File' to repair corrupted or lost Word document files.

Method 2. Recover deleted or corrupted Word file on Mac with EaseUS Mac recovery software

Although "Recover Text from Any File" converter indeed works to recover lost or corrupted files for you, but it also removes all formatting, graphics, and embedded objects from the file and leaves only readable text (ASCII characters). So for some users, it might not be the best way to repair a corrupted word file.

Here we offer you a second option - an amazing and all-in-one solutions for Mac deleted Recovery. That is to use a Mac Word file recovery software to retrieve the lost documents. You can try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac. It is a professional Mac data recovery software which is powerful enough to retrieve unsaved, corrupted and deleted Word files easily.

  1. Step 1: Scan the hard drive to find the lost Word file
  2. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac and select the file types you want to find.
  3. Next, choose the partition where you lost your data and click "Scan" to find your lost Word file.

Scan the hard drive to find the lost Word file on Mac OS X

  1. Step 2. Preview and recover deleted or corrupted Word file
  2. After the scan, all the lost files will be found and displayed on the left side.
  3. You can choose to list them according to path, types or create time, then it is easier for you to find and preview the recoverable files you want to retrieve.
  4. Finally, mark those files and click "Recover" to selectively get them back.

Preview and recover deleted or corrupted Word file on Mac OS X

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac works excellently to recover deleted or corrupted Word files on Mac. And it's also capable of handling other data loss troubles, for example, making SD card recovery on Mac. Only two steps can solve the troublesome data loss problem easily.