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- Video Recovery
- SD Card Recovery
- Recycle Bin Recovery
- Recover Data from USB
- Recover Deleted Emails
- Hard Drive Not Showing Up in Windows
- Recover Unsaved Word Documents
- Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10/11
- Recover Files from Virus Infected Hard Drive
- Photo Recovery Software
- Recover Files from Formatted Hard Drive
How to Recover an Unsaved Word When the Computer Shuts Down
My computer shut down and I lost my Word document, how to recover unsaved Word document 2007 after shutting down? There are three useful solutions you can try to retrieve when you forgot to save a word document.
|Workable Solutions||Step-by-step Troubleshooting|
|Fix 1. Recover recent documents||Open Word > click Open > click File > click Recent > click Recover from Recent Documents...Full steps|
|Fix 2. Recover from Manage Document||Run Word > open a new file > click File > click Info and then Manage Document...Full steps|
|Fix 3. Recover temporary files||Locate the temp files in C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\UnsavedFiles...Full steps|
|Bonus Tip: Recover deleted Word Documents||Use a reliable data recovery tool to restore deleted or lost Word documents in simple 3 steps...Full steps|
In fact, none of the data recovery software on the market can recover unsaved Word documents. Typically, the third-party software only helps when you at least have an original file located on your computer's hard disk or a connected USB drive. You can use these data recovery tools to restore lost saved Word document, which is later missing due to accidental deletion, disk formatting, virus attack, partition loss, etc.
But if you want to recover a document that didn't save by computer crash or shutting down, the answer is NO, even the EaseUS data recovery software on this page, which is very famous in the field of data recovery. Then, how to recover when you forgot to save a Word document after the computer restarts? Follow the three effective solutions below.
How to Recover an Unsaved Word Document After Computer Restarts
Microsoft Office offers users the AutoRecover to restore the on-editing Word document automatically. You can enable this function by going to "File" > "Options" > "Save" > checking "Save AutoRecover". You can change the time of the AutoSave interval. As long as this feature starts to work, you can recover the unsaved Word document after a computer restart, crash, or shutting down with the following methods. If your Word version is below version 2010, see another post on how to recover unsaved Word document 2007/2003.
Method 1. Recover from Recent Documents (Word 2010/2013/2016/2019)
- Open Word application and click the "Open" > "File" tab.
- Click "Recent".
- Scroll to the bottom of your Recent Documents and then click "Recover Unsaved Documents".
- The saved drafts will open in a new window. Click "Save As" to restore the disappeared unsaved Word document after a computer problem.
Method 2. Recover from Manage Document
- Run Word > open a new file or an existing file.
- Click the "File" tab > "Info" > click "Manage Document".
- Click "Recover Unsaved Documents".
- You will see the list of your unsaved files. Select the file and click "Open" > "Save As" to store the Word file.
Method 3. Recover from Temporary Files
- You can find the temp files in this path: C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\UnsavedFiles.
- Choose the one you need to recover and open with Word application to save again.
If you have deleted the Unsaved Files folder and lost all the temporary files, you can use EaseUS Data Recovery to restore the deleted tempory files.
How to Recover Deleted or Lost Word Document on Windows 11/10/8/7
As explained before, a data recovery tool can't help you get back the unsaved Word document, but it provides you with an effective and easy way to recover deleted files. And EaseUS file recovery software, a renowned document recovery program, enables you to restore lost DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX, PDF, CWK, HTML/HTM, INDD, and EPS with a few clicks.
EaseUS Data Recovery Software
- Recover 1000+ file types from formatted hard drive, emptied recycle bin, memory card, USB flash drive, digital camera, and camcorders
- Repair corrupted files after the data recovery, support photo repair, video repair, and document repair
- Support data recovery for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash under different situations
Step 1. Choose the Word file location
If it's on a USB flash drive or SD card, connect it to your computer first. Choose the hard disk drive or a specific folder and click the "Scan" button.
Step 2. Scan and select lost files
The software will start immediately scanning all lost data on the selected drive. After the scan, click "Filter", choose "Word" from the drop-down list, and click the tree view on the left side to navigate the wanted Word documents.
Step 3. Preview Word files and recover
You're allowed to double-click and preview a Word file if you have Microsoft Word application installed on your computer. Finally, select the desired Word file and click "Recover".
People also ask
1. How do I recover an unsaved Word document 2007 after shutting down?
If your computer shut down and you lost your Word document, you can recover unsaved Word document 2007 in three ways, either recover from recent documents, manage document, or from temporary files.
2. Can I recover a word doc that I didn't save?
If you forgot to save Word document or your computer restarted and lost Word document, you can use the AutoRecover feature to recover unsaved Word document. Open Word, click the File tab > click Info > click Manage Document > click Recover Unsaved Documents. Then, find the unsaved Word document, click Open > Save As.
3. How do I recover an unsaved Word document in 2019?
Same as all previous versions of Word, Word 2019 also has the AutoRecover feature to help users recover unsaved Word document when computer shuts down. You can enable this function by going to File > Options > Save > checking Save AutoRecover. Once this function works, it can save your on-editing Word document at regular intervals. So you can recover unsaved Word document that didn't save.
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Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.
Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!
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