Recently I had an email from a reader. He asked me "I forgot to save a word file. is ther anyway i can get it back ? It has some really important info it collected for hrs…".
Well, Yes, by default it saves a "backup" of the file every 10 minutes. Unless you’ve modified this option, you should be able to recover the most recent version of the backup file. But this option works only for Word 2003 and above.
How to Recover Content from Unsaved Word Document ?
From Searching Temp Folders
You Can easily get the unsaved word file from a temporary folder on your C: Drive. In fact you can find many recently edited files here.
C:Documents and SettingsDebajyotiApplication DataMicrosoftWord
C:Documents and SettingsDebajyotiLocal SettingsTemp
PS: These are Hidden Files. Look for the most recent files here and probably you will find it. (and definitely you need to change Debajyoti … it will be your user name)
Auto Recovery Feature in Word 2007
In fact this is the best way and the only way to get back your word file.
Make Sure you Never Lose your Word Data in Future
Go to Word and Click Word Options
Click on Advanced Tab and check Always create backup copy then Allow background saves that will help you to recover files automatically in the future.
If you have any other tip Let us know….