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How To Recover Unsaved Word Documents | Tips & Tricks

Many of us have gone through this that we have created a Word document and then accidentally closed it out without saving it.So in this article, I will tell you How To Recover Unsaved Word Documents.

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Recover Unsaved Word Documents


How to recover an unsaved Word document using Microsoft Word 2010, Word 2013, and Word 2016

  • Click the File tab / Manage Documents.
  • Click the Manage Document button.
  • From the drop-down list, click Recover Unsaved Documents.
  • The Open dialog box opens displaying a list of your unsaved recoverable Word documents. Select the Word document you wish to recover and click the Open button.
  • The recovered Word document is now open and displays an information banner across the top recommending that you Save the file.
  • Click the Save As button and save your Word document.

Closing an existing Word document without saving it

  • Click the File tab / Manage Documents.
  • Locate and click on the latest autosave version to recover the latest changes made to your document. Don’t forget to Save your recovered Word document.

Change the save AutoRecover information time

  • Click the File tab / Options.
  • In the Options dialog box click the Save option located on the left side.
  • Under Save, documents change the minutes to how often you would like Word to save a recoverable version of your document.
  • When finished click OK



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