How to Recover an Unsaved Word 2007 File

How to Recover an Unsaved Word 2007 File
 

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Last updated October 16, 2019 Views 181,330 Applies to:
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Steps for Word 2007

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.
  2. In the Navigation Pane, click Save.
  3. In the AutoRecover file location box, note the path, and then click Cancel.
  4. Close Word.
  5. Open the folder that you noted in step 3.
  6. Look for files whose names end in .asd (AutoRecover files).
  7. Sort the files according to date modified
  8. If you find the Word document that you are looking for, double-click it to open it.
  9. It will prompt you to choose file to open with .........choose word file
  10. Save it immediately.                                                                                                        I hope this helps, my dear

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If it was never saved, there is nothing to recover. Word 2010 does save AutoRecovery backups of all files (unless you disable this option), but previous versions do not save AutoRecovery backups except when Word hangs, the system crashes, or the power fails.
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