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How to Recover Deleted Word Documents

Updated on Jun 06, 2019 by Abby Haines to File Recovery


Accidentally deleted word documents in your PC or permanently deleted word documents from recycle bin? Relax and follow offered methods here to restore Microsoft Word 2016/2010/2007 documents with the best Office recovery software in simple steps.

Have you accidentally deleted word documents which are important for you? And how will you do if you want to undelete word documents? Following below steps, you can easily recover deleted word documents in Windows 10 or other Windows versions.

Situation one: Recover deleted word documents from the Recycle Bin

If you delete word documents using Windows Explorer, the word documents have been moved to the Recycle Bin. You can easily recover word documents deleted from the Recycle Bin without a problem, but the precondition is the deleted word documents are not emptied from the Recycle Bin. So the first thing to do is searching the deleted word documents from the Recycle Bin after you accidentally delete the important word files.

Solution Two: Recover deleted word documents after emptying the Recycle Bin

If you have emptied the Recycle Bin after deleting the word files, you still have a chance to recover permanently deleted word documents with third-party office file recovery software. Why? In fact, their contents aren't immediately destroyed. Windows simply marks the hard drive space as being available for use by changing one character in the file table so that the file entry won't be displayed in My Computer or a command line DIR command, etc. In this case, you will need a data recovery tool that can easily get deleted word documents back. The file recovery software from EaseUS does find ways to locate the deleted word documents so that they can be recovered easily.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a powerful and office recovery software that can help you to undelete files, even if emptied the Recycle Bin, and recover files lost due to software crash, formatted or damaged hard drive, virus attack, lost partition and other unknown reasons.

Video tutorial: undelete Word with EaseUS Office recovery software:

Besides undeleting word documents, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can also recover word document saved over, recover lost Excel documents (xls, xlsx ), restore ppt files. Deleted PDF files recovery is also supported. Furthermore, this file recovery software can also recover files from the formatted partition and recover files from lost or deleted partition.

The following is step-by-step instructions to undelete word documents or recover word document saved over. Try it to rescue your files.

Step 1. Choose the Word file location

It's the first step. You must clearly know where your Word files got lost, choose a hard disk drive or a specific folder. If it's on a USB flash drive or SD card, take one more step to connect it to your computer.

Right-click on the drive X: and click the Scan button.

select the word file location

Step 2. Scan all lost data

The software will start immediately scanning all lost data on the selected drive, and you'll see more and more data showing up in the scan results.

scan word files

Step 3. Select Word files and recover

After the scan, use the quickest way to the wanted Word documents by choosing "Documents" from the drop-down list in "Filter". You're allowed to preview a Word file if you have Microsoft Word application installed on your computer. Finally, select the desired documents and click "Recover".

select word documents and recover