How to Restore Lost WPS Office 2016 Files

Tracy King updated on Sep 16, 2020 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


If you have lost your WPS documents due to accidental deletion, hard drive formatting, virus attack, or other reasons, you can use EaseUS data recovery software to recover deleted files from WPS Office 2016 in the simplest and safest way. Meanwhile, you can also find solutions to recover unsaved WPS documents and tips to protect WPS files in this article.

Help: How do I recover deleted files from WPS Office 2016?

"Hey there, do you know how to restore lost WPS Office files after Windows system update? Recently, I updated my computer, but all my WPS Office 2016 files, including document, excel, and ppt were all lost. Or you can say that the new system deletes my WPS Office 2016 files from my PC. Anyway, I want to know do I still have a chance to recover the deleted WPS document files?"

Careless deletion, formatting, virus attack, system update/crash, hard drive corruption, junk files cleaning, etc. all these factors may cause unexpected WPS file loss on Windows or Mac computer. To recover deleted files and get back the lost WPS document, data recovery software is indispensable.

How to Recover Deleted Files with a WPS Recovery Tool

To recover deleted files from WPS Office 2016, you can't miss EaseUS data recovery software that enables you to effectively recover lost WPS document files from internal hard drive (HDD & SSD), external hard drive, USB flash drive, pen drive, Android SD card, and more.

Apart from document recovery, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is still good at deleted photos recovery, as well as videos, audios, emails, ZIP, RAR restoring. Now, download and install this data recovery program on your computer and start to restore deleted WPS Office files within 3 simple steps.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Office file recovery software on your computer. Your hard drives, as well as external hard drives, will be detected and displayed on the disk map. Choose the exact location where you lost the Office files and click the Scan button.

select the office file location

Step 2. The software will start a quick scan after you click the Scan button, and very soon the deleted files will show up. It may take a little longer for the Advanced scan to find many more data. When the process is over, you can filter the Office files by the "Documents" category.

scan lost office files

Step 3. Select the Office files (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and click the Recover button. You can browse for a different location to save the recovered files.

select office files and recover

If you happen to lose important WPS Office files in your Mac computer, you can also download the Mac version of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to restore wanted WPS Office files with ease.

How to Recover Unsaved WPS Office 2016 Documents

Unsaved documents loss happens a lot due to a sudden power outage, application or computer crash, or human mistake. For Microsoft Office users, how to recover lost or unsaved Word document is a perennial question. And the problem is the same for WPS office users. If you have lost your WPS documents unsaved rather than stored, you can try to recover the lost file by WPS Auto Backup.

1. Recover the File from the Prompt

When your WPS document is closed unexpectedly, the simplest way is re-launch the WPS, and you can recover your file backups from the prompt according to on-screen messages.

2. Find out the Lost Documents from Local File

If there aren't any prompts pop up, you can recover lost WPFS documents from the local file. 

  • Click WPS and choose "Backup Management" tab on the drop-down list.
  • Select the ones you want to open and save them 

If there are no files in the Backup Management panel, please click View Other Backups on the right bottom, then a backup folder will pop up. All your backups will be stored in this folder.

How to Back Up WPS Office 2016 Files to Avoid Data Loss 

To avoid unexpected WPS Office 2016 files loss, we highly suggest that you back up important document regularly with the ways below.

1. Turn on Autosave in WPS

  • Click the left top corner of WPS Office 2016 file (like Writer, Spreadsheets or Presentation) > tab "Tool" in the popped out list and select "Option".
  • Go to "General and Save" > check "Recently used file list, use character units, create a backup file at first save and Save backup file every * minutes (set wanted frequency you want the program to backup your WPS Office file) and click "OK".

Then you'll get all the editing WPS Office 2016 files backed up automatically. This applies to all WPS Office files such as Writer, Presentation, Spreadsheets, etc.

2. Use Schedule Backup Software for WPS Office 2016 Files Backup

The autosave feature can back up the editing document automatically. But how to protect your saved WPS document files efficiently? You can use a reliable third-party backup tool, like EaseUS Todo Backup, the best Windows schedule backup software to back up important WPS files automatically based on your schedule option, like One-Time/daily/weekly/monthly/Upon Event backup.

recover deleted WPS with schedule backup

3. Use WPS Cloud to Back Up WPS Files 

When using File Roaming, once you create or open a document in WPS Office, it will be automatically saved in WPS Cloud.

Open WPS Writer/Presentation/Spreadsheets, click on Sign in button on the top right to log in to your account. Or you can also visit the "Office Space tab" > "File Roaming "> click "Use Now". You need to note that if you log out, the documents you open or edit will not be uploaded to the cloud.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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