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How to Restore Crashed Office 2016 Files Under Mac El Capitan

Posted by Jean to Mac File Recovery 2015-11-09


Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac update crashes hard on OS X El Capitan. How to restore the crashed Office 2016 files on Mac by yourself? EaseUS Office file recovery software can help fix this.

Mac users who have upgraded to the latest Mac OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, are complaining a big serious bug in the compatibility with the Microsoft Office 2016 application. According to some renown IT websites like PCWorld, Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac update crashes hard on OS X El Capitan. This critical issue is now under the fixing project. But how about your long nights and days of hard work spending on the Office? Just watch it vanishing without your fault? Don't be upset. This page is going to share two ways that provide a high chance to restore crashed Office 2016 files under Mac El Capitan.

1. Retrieve Files from AutoRecover

You might hardly notice that files are automatically saved even you didn't do that when Office 2016 program crashes on your Mac. For example, while you were editing a Word document, the Office 2016 suddenly closed and then crashed. But the next time you open the program, you may receive the crashed file again on the Document Recovery task pane which allows you to open, save or delete it. Meanwhile, there is also another route to recover Office 2016 file on Mac.

By default, AutoSave saves Office 2016 files every 10 minutes to avoid serious data loss due to power outage or program crashes. If unfortunates happen in these ways, you can recover the files in the Finder and find automatically saved files in /Users/ username/Library/Application Support/ Microsoft/Office/Office 2011 AutoRecovery.

2. Restore Office 2016 by Using File Recovery Software

This is a complete solution for Office 2016 file recovery on Mac. Comparing with the former method, this one by using Office file recovery software seems more viable and straightforward. For example, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is a third-party Mac data recovery software that develops to thoroughly solve Office file loss problems, which won't bother users doing the recovery personally. No matter how you lose Office 2016 files under El Capitan, let it be crashed or formatted or Mac deleted recovery, this method is totally applicable.

Only one thing you should keep in mind. Make sure where the Office 2016 files were saved on your Mac and don't save anything new there, or else the lost files will be overwritten. Now install EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac and learn the guide below to restore crashed Office 2016 files. The software goes 100% compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

Step1: Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac on your Mac machine & select file type.

Download and install the program, then launch it on your Mac computer. It's completely safe and will never cause any damage to your drive. First of all, please select the file types you want to recover.

select file types to recover

Step2: Select the disk/partition where you lost the files & scan.

Make sure where you lost the Office 2016 files. Select the disk and let the software scan.

select the disk where the data lost and scan

Step3: Preview, recover & save the files.

As the scan is completed, you can change the file display by clicking "Path, Type and Time". Preview lets you check the file quality in advance, then select the recoverable Office 2016 files and save them by clicking "Recover".

preview files then recover the crashed Office 2016 files