Guide: How to Recover an Unsaved Keynote Presentation on Mac

How to recover an unsaved keynote presentation on Mac? If you encounter such nagged thing, you are at the right place to recover unsaved files on the keynote. We will show you the most reliable solutions for Mac data recovery. Choose the suitable one.

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Speaking of the eye-catching presentation tools, I guess most of you will pick Keynote which plays well in making a good slide show. But things may move the wrong way in the file-making process. A recent case concerns how to recover an unsaved keynote presentation on Mac. Keynote crash or quit Keynote by accident see your file disappeared. 

To rescue unsaved or deleted files from Keynote, fortunately, here are 3 ways to cope with the "Keynote not saved" issue. If you prefer the easiest method, you can choose the first one. 3 easy steps here targets fully recover your unsaved files and it supports macOS 11.0~10.9.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
#1. (Recommended) Recover Unsaved Keynote Presentation with Third-Party Software

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac > Scan the device where...Full steps

#2. Recover Unsaved Keynote Files with AutoSave Open Finder on Mac > Click Go and choose "Go to Folder"...Full steps
#3. Recover Unsaved Presentation with Temporary Folder Choose Finder > Applications > Utilities > Run Terminal...Full steps

P.S. Keynote documents are compatible with Microsoft Office, which means you can import and edit PPT. right in Keynote. No matter what the reasons behind the data loss, let's drive to the method part.

#1. Recover Unsaved Keynote Presentation with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 

If your Keynote Presentation file has been permanently deleted or you only have a slim chance to get it back, you can use the unsaved file recovery tool, EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac, which features retrieve your lost data from the accidental deletion or other reasons. What you need to do is to choose the lost location, scan the files, and preview and recover your unsaved presentation.

Check the new vision of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac:

  • New function: Support recover files to Cloud.
  • Optimized: Close Trim when using the software.
  • Optimized: Support quick filter items to complete in-app recovery.

How to Recover the Accidently Unsaved Keynote Presentation with 3 Steps

Step 1. Select the disk

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, hover the mouse over the device where you lost an unsaved file, and click "Search for lost files".

select a location and scan for unsaved documents

Step 2. Choose unsaved documents

After the scan, click "Type", and expand "Unsaved Documents". Click the exact file type - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Keynote, Pages, or Numbers you lost without saving.

choose the unsaved documents

Step 3. Preview and recover unsaved files

Double-click to preview your unsaved file, select the right version and click "Recover" to save the file to another secure location on Mac.

recover unsaved documents on Mac

For its newest feature, your unsaved keynote files can be found immediately, you can download the software and 

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#2. Recover Unsaved Keynote Files with AutoSave

If the third-party tool is not your wanted solution, try the second way - AutoSave in Mac, which helps you save documents on Mac automatically.

As we know, AutoSave is TURN ON by default. More info - Take steps to turn off: Click Apple icon > choose system preferences...> Select General > check "Ask to keep changes when closing documents

Step 1. Open Finder on Mac.

Step 2. Click Go and then choose the "Go to Folder" option.

Step 3. Import file location path: ~/Library/Containers/

Step 4. Choose "Go" to open the Keynote unsaved presentation. Choose the correct one and save it.

recover keynote presentation autosave

#3. Recover Unsaved Presentation with Temporary Folder

The temporary folder on Mac is going to save temporary files during the use of applications. So it is an available fix to bring your data back. However, the temporary folder can not ensure that you can find the unsaved files. If the problem looms, move to part 1 and try the EaseUS data recovery tool for Mac.

Step 1.  Move to the "Finder" option.

Step 2. Navigate to Applications > Utilities

Step 3. Run Terminal and input "Open $TMPDIR", then click "Enter".

Step 4. Find your Keynote unsaved presentation.

temporary folder

Trust the Keynote Unsaved Presentation Recovery Tool

Have you rescued your files with the 3 solutions? We put EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac in the first place because it can recover your presentation files as soon as fast. If you are seeking a simple and efficient method, EaseUS will not let you down.

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