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Autosave/Backup and Restore Office 2016 for Mac

Updated on Dec 13, 2017 by Tracy King to Mac File Recovery


To find reliable and effective method to autosave/backup and restore Office 2016 for Mac is easy now with the help of EaseUS software. It provides professional solutions to help users autosave/backup and restore Office 2016 for Mac.

Lost autosave/backup Office 2016 files for Mac

It's a tragedy when we lose important Office 2016 files after making efforts to autosave/backup those files. I've recently encountered such a trouble. I wrote an important file last weekend and I set autosave in Office 2016 and even used Time Machine to backup this file. I thought this file would be protected securely for that I have used two methods to save and backup it. 

However, this morning when I tried open the file, Office 2016 told me that the file disappeared. It was unable to find the file location. I tried to find the file where I stored it but nothing was there. Then I tried to open the autosave folder, but I cannot open it. The Time Machine also have no backup files. Now I'm really out of resource about how to fix this problem. It would be great if someone tell me how to autosave/backup and restore Office 2016 for Mac.

Method 1: Restore lost Office 2016 files with file recovery software

When autosave or backup files get lost and no tracks of needed files can be found, it would be a tragedy. Will you just give up? Do not bother anymore. If you are facing files lost troubles, and no backups can be found, you'll need professional Mac file recovery software to help. Here we'd like to recommend you to try EaseUS Mac data recovery software which allows to recover Office 2016 files on Mac effortlessly. And only 3 steps will do. Free click the download button and get this software to restore Office 2016 files for Mac on your own now:

Step 1. Select the location where your important Word documents were lost and click Scan button.

select the location where your documents lost and click scan

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will start immediately a quick scan as well as a deep scan on your selected disk volume. Meanwhile, the scanning results will be presented in the left pane.

scan the selected drive to find lost documents

Step 3. By Path and Type, you can quickly filter the Word files you've lost earlier. Select the target files and click Recover Now button to get them back at once.

click the recover now button to recover lost documents on your Mac

Method 2: Recover Office 2016 files from autosave/backup

If you have set autosave in Office or used Time Machine to backup Office 2016 file, when you deleted the original files, you may still have an opportunity to get them backed up from Office AutoRecovery or Time Machine backups.

Recover from autosave:

If you have set autosave and choose "Always create backup copy" or "Save AutoRecover info" at Save Options and then you may have a chance to find saved files at AutoRecovery folder. How to find it? Follow next location:

/Users/UserName/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/Office 2016 AutoRecovery

Recover from Time Machine:

Time Machine is provided by Mac for backing up important files when necessary. If you know how to use this tool to backup Office 2016 files, then you will also have a chance to find backup files back:

Connect Time Machine backup drive > Click Time Machine in the Dock > Enter Time Machine > Find backups - your Office 2016 files > Restore files.