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How to Restore Crashed Office 2016 Files Under Mac El Capitan

Updated on Aug 06, 2018 by Jean to Mac File Recovery


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 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.

Step 1. Select the location where your important Excel files were lost and click Scan button.

select the location where excel files 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 excel files

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

click recover now to recover lost excel files on your Mac