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How to recover a lost file in Microsoft Word ?


Ever got in to a scenario where you had to recover a lost file in Microsoft Word 2003 or Microsoft Word 2007 or any other higher version of MIcrosoft Office ?

What do you do when the Word document that you were working is lost because of some power interruption .?

If you want to recover a lost file in Word 2007 or in Word 2003 , you can follow the one of the steps below as described in the Microsoft Support website .

How to recover a lost file in Word 2007 or in Word 2003 ?

  • Method 1: Search for the original document
  • Method 2: Search for Word backup files
  • Method 3: Force Word to try to recover a file
  • Method 4: Manually recover AutoRecover files
  • Method 5: Search for temporary files
  • Method 6: Search for ~ files

Out of the above options , i always follow the method 2 where i enable the option “Always create backup copy” which is one of the easiest way for recovering the Word Document …

How to recover a lost file in Word 2007 or in Word 2003 ?
How to recover a lost file in Word 2007 or in Word 2003 ?

Read the complete document from Microsoft Support website about How to recover a lost file in Word 2007 or in Word 2003 here

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.