How to Recover an Unsaved Word 2007 File

We all work with word documents. I’m pretty sure that at least once you may have lost a word file simply because you didn’t save the progress or your computer or due to power failure or maybe due to some other reason. It’s really annoying when you work so hard and all the progress that you have done in such a long span of time simply goes in vain. Well, if you’re using Word 2007 then there’s a way you can recover unsaved word files. Here’s how you do it:
Click on the Word 2007 orbit button on the top left corner and click on word option.

On the left hand side click on the Advanced tab. Now, on the right hand side, check the options ‘Always Create Back-up copy’ and then ‘Allow background Saves’. Click ok. This will help you re-store all your files instantly. The back-up files of word are saved as .wbk. Restoring files from these files is easy, so you don’t need to worry much.

Once you’re done with the above things. You need to go to the temporary files and recover the files. Here’s how you do it. You can search for your files:

For XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Data\ Microsoft\Word.
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\ Temp.

In the above addresses change ‘username’ to the windows username. Here you can find many of your unsaved temporary files. If you system crashes open your Microsoft Word once again, it will restore the data immediately.



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