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May 29, 2017

How to recover Office Documents or Spreadsheets  

In one of the previous articles, we considered the main causes of file loss. There is nothing worse than losing the Word or Excel documents that you worked on for hours. We want to tell you how to check all possible backup locations, perform a thorough search on the computer, or install data recovery software.

Method 1: Restore from the Recycle Bin

The Recycle Bin is the place where the files are placed before irretrievable deletion from the system. You can restore any file from the Recycle Bin: right click the file and select “Restore”.

Method 2: Restart Word

To close all open Word windows, use Task Manager. When you restart Word, a panel appears on the left with all the files that were lost without saving. Select the file you are looking for from the list, open and save it.

Method 3: Find the source document

If you still can not find your file, try to find it on your computer. In Windows, click: Start button> Search> For files or folders. Then enter the file name and click “Search”. You can find all the Word documents on your computer if you enter * .doc (Word 2003 and later) or * .docx (Word 2007 and newer) into the search field.

Method 4: Search for a backup file

1) While in Word, click “File” and select “Open”. In the “File type” field, select “All files”;

2) Go to the folder where your document was last saved;

3) Type in Windows * .wbk search and search for backup files.

Method 5: Search for temporary files

You can find your document in the computer folder with temporary files. Look for files with the extension * .tmp

Note that the file name will not be the same as the original document. Therefore, you should search by the date and time of the last edit. It is also important to know that the names of temporary files begin with the character ~. Therefore, look for this symbol.

Method 6: Search for auto-repair files manually

If files do not appear when you start Word in the left pane, you can search for auto-repair files manually. In Word, click the “File” menu and select “Recent.” In the menu, select “Recover unsaved documents”. Find your file in Windows Explorer.

Method 7. The program for recovering files in Word, Excel, OpenOffice, Adobe PDF and other office applications

If all these methods did not help, then to restore the file you can use software for recovering office documents or spreadsheets.

Magic Office Recovery recovers documents, spreadsheets and other files created in Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel, as well as documents in the formats OpenOffice and Adobe PDF. The combination of low-level disk scanning algorithm, full-scale analysis of the saved data and intuitive user interface provides the program with best-in-class performance and ease of use.

Magic Office Recovery can recover documents, spreadsheets and PDF files created in all versions of Microsoft Office, all versions of OpenOffice and Adobe Acrobat. The program can recover DOC / DOCX, XLS / XLSX, RTF, ODT OpenOffice, Adobe PDF files and more than a dozen other document formats.

Make sure that you don’t install the program to the same drive that you are trying to recover from. This will help prevent the overwriting of the file, as a result of which it will be lost forever.

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