While editing or modifying Word documents, some users prefer to use Ctrl+Z or the undo arrow to undo a previous operation. This is a very convenient way to return the document to its previous state. However, this method has a limited number of undo operations. Therefore, restoring the last saved version of a file is the preferred method.

Restore the Word document.

Click the File menu in the upper left corner, the window will opened as in the previous image. See the document Management section, which lists all automatically saved file versions that are sorted by save time.
Just click on the desired version and it will open in a new window where you can select a “Comparison” button (with the current version of the file) or a “Restore” button.
Recover lost word document.
Of course, you can find automatically saved versions of the file on your computer in the previously mentioned directory for auto repair and double-click on the desired version of the file, repeat the procedure specified in the previous paragraph.

How can you recover deleted word document?

It would be worse, if you closed the document without saving. Besides that, the previous auto-saved version is not displayed on the File tab. In this case, the only option to find the latest automatically saved version of the file is to look in the folder on the computer where the automatic saving of files is configured.

Recover microsoft word document.

If you don’t remember in which folder the automatically saving of Word files was configured, the path to this directory can be seen in the Word options: File> Options> Save> AutoRecover. File auto-coherence version is in the .asd format.

Once the desired file is found, you should simply double-click on it and open it with Word. The file will be opened in a new window, where you can select a “Comparison” button (with the current version of the file) or a “Restore” button.

How can you recover corrupt word document?

The document recovery methods described above are very useful for Word users. But they will not work if the file of the automatically saved document is lost as a result of a virus attack, disk formatting or accidental deletion, as well as for any other similar reason. What should you do if the automatically saved file is missing, and the Word document is lost?
After downloading and installing Disk Drill, run the program and you will be prompted to select the drive from which you want to retrieve deleted word document.

Word Document Recovery with Disk Drill.

Double-click on the disk where you want to recover the file, and then follow the steps in the recovery wizard:
Select the required analysis type: Quick scan or Full scan;
Specify the file search criteria: file type, size, and creation date (if required);
Click on the “Next” button.

Restore unsaved word document.

After that, the program will scan your storage media and show the deleted files, which can be viewed using a preview and save the recovered files in a convenient way for you.
Now you know how to recover unsaved word document : whether it is unsaved or accidentally closed, accidentally deleted or lost due to a computer malfunction. The situation with the loss of Word documents should no longer be a problem for you.