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How to Recover Deleted/Lost Word Document

Have you ever been in this mess that you accidentally delete or lose a very important world document. It is so important that you need to recover the file immediately. This article will save your life by helping you to restore the deleted or lost word document files from your Windows computer easily.

This is an easy to follow guide and the only tool you need to use is Data Recovery. You can also call it document recovery in this article. It can scan your PC and external hard drive deeply to find the deleted or lost word files. You can preview them and recover any of them for you.

Tips:
This program supports Windows 10, 8, 7, XP and vista perfectly. It can get back Word 2007/2010/2013/2016 and other version easily.

Now let’s restore deleted and lost Word files for you together.

Step 1. Run Word Document Recovery on PC

Free download, install and run this recovery program on your computer. You will see the following interface. Please do not install this recovery program in the hard drive where you lose or delete the world files you want to get back. This can avoid to overwrite the deleted/lost files when installing. Overwritten is the worst result because you will lose the Word files forever. So please do not do that.

interface

Step 2. Scan PC to Find Word Document Files

Select “Document” in the file types list and select the hard drive you want to scan and recover the files from. If you want to get back Word files from external hard drive, please connect it before you run this program.

select data types

Click “Scan” button, this program will do a “Quick Scan” for you. After that, it will list all the files it found on your PC. If you can’t find the Word files you need, click that button again. This time, this Document Recovery will do a “Deep Scan” for you. It will last for a longer time but for more results.

scan result

Step 3. Recover Deleted/Lost Word Files

With the help o the data menu on the left side after scanning, you can easily find the Word document files you want to get back. Select all of them and click “Recover” button. You will get the deleted and lost document files as soon as possible on your computer.

Another Way to Recover Deleted/Lost Word Document Files

Search for Word Backup Files

If you enabled “Always create backup copy” option, Word will automatically create a backup for you. You can find it easily. Go to “File” > “Options” > “Advanced” You can find them easily.

For Word 2016:
Start Word 2016 and click "File > Open > Browse". Then navigate to the folder where you last saved the missing file. In the Files of type list (All Word documents), click "All Files". Click the backup file and then open it.

For Word 2013:
Start Word 2013 and click "File > Open > Computer > Browse". Then locate the folder where you last saved the missing file. In the Files of type list (All Word documents), click All Files. Click the backup file and then open it.

For Word 2010:
Start Word 2010 and click "File > Open". Then locate the folder where you last saved the missing file. In the Files of type list (All Word documents), click All Files. Click the backup file and then open it.

For Word 2007:
Start Word 2007 and click "Microsoft Office Button > Open". Then locate the folder where you last saved the missing file. In the Files of type list (All Word documents), click All Files. Click the backup file and then open it.