You must have experienced a scenario at least once in a lifetime, where you worked on a document for hours but ended up accidentally deleting or losing it. Such a nightmare it is to see all your efforts go in vain. But worry no more! Here, we will tell you how to recover a Word document on Mac in 4 amazing and accessible ways. Furthermore, we will also share an efficient tool and a detailed guide on how to recover your lost word document on windows. So, let's get started.
- Part 1: How to Recover A Word Document on Mac
- Part 2: Recover Lost/Unsaved Word Document Using Stellar Repair for Word [on Windows]
- Part 3: FAQs About Recovering Word Document
Part 1: How to Recover A Word Document on Mac
There are many reasons that can lead to unsaved word files. Sometimes, your word crashes or the computer shuts down unexpectedly while you were working on a file. In these situations, you lose the progress of your work and start to panic, but we assure you there is nothing really to panic. There is always a solution to fix such problems. So, check out all the solutions and try each of them to see what works best for you. Let's begin.
- Way 1: Recover Word Document on Mac with AutoRecover Feature
- Way 2: Recover Word Document on Mac from Trash
- Way 3: Recover Word Document on Mac via Temporary Folder
- Way 4: Recover Word Document on Mac via Time Machine
Way 1: Recover Word Document on Mac with AutoRecover Feature
The first and the easiest way to recover your unsaved word document on Mac is through its Auto-recovery feature. Word has a default auto-recovery option. It saves your current document in the auto-recovery folder in case your application crashes or your PC shuts down accidentally. See the steps to access the folder.
Way 2: Recover Word Document on Mac from Trash
Another way to recover your unsaved word document on Mac is from the Trash folder. You can recover your deleted or lost file within a 30-day time as, after that, trash automatically empties. Check the steps below to see how to recover a word document from Mac Trash.
Way 3: Recover Word Document on Mac via Temporary Folder
Basically, Word for Mac saves a copy of your word file in the folder named "Temporary Folder." So, our third way to recover the unsaved word document is via the Temporary folder of Mac. Check the steps below.
Way 4: Recover Word Document on Mac via Time Machine
In case you have Time Machine enabled on your Mac, this method can help you recover your unsaved word document efficiently. Time Machine feature creates a backup of everything, and it remains for 24 hours. So, if you accidentally deleted the Word file or did not save it, the Time machine must have a backed-up word file. Follow the steps below to see how to recover the unsaved document on Mac in a time machine feature.
Part 2: Recover Lost/Unsaved Word Document Using Stellar Repair for Word [on Windows]
Above were the methods to recover unsaved word documents on Mac. In case you are using windows, we have a useful tool for you. Stellar Phoenix Word Repair software is the most reliable and easy-to-use tool that will recover all your text from MS Word. Check the steps below to see how to recover a word document using Stellar Repair for Word.
Hopefully your Word document has been repaired successfully.
We know how frustrating it is to work on a word file for hours, and it accidentally gets deleted. Therefore, we have brought you four best ways on how to recover your unsaved or deleted word document on Mac quickly. Furthermore, if you are a Windows user, we have an amazing and efficient tool for you to recover your lost files on windows computer as well. Stellar Word for repair is a reliable tool to recover and restore all your lost and corrupted word documents by following a few simple steps.
By the way, if you forgot your Word document open password, you can recover your Word password using PassFab for Word.
Part 3: FAQs About Recovering Word Document
Q1: Where are recovered Word files stored?
In Windows, you can check the autosave files in "C:\ Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Word” or "C:\ Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp. In case of Mac, you will find recovery folder, “~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Word/Data/Library/Preferences/AutoRecovery”
Q2: Can I recover a Word doc that I didn't save?
Yes, there are many methods to recover your unsaved word document on Windows as well as Mac.
Q3: How do I recover a Word document?
You can try to look for a temporary folder or recovery folder on Mac. Other than that, you can use stellar word repair software to restore the deleted word file.