Top Ways to Recover Deleted/Unsaved Word 2010/2007 Documents

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Have you ever been in the middle of typing something only for Word or your computer to crash? What would you do in that situation? When was the last time you saved your work? Is it gone forever? The good news is that you can recover Word documents in 2010 & 2007 versions. Here’s how.

Recover Deleted Word Document 2010/2007 Using AnyRecover

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Steps to Recover Delete Documents in Word 2010/2007

Step 1: Open Recovery Mode

Download and start up AnyRecover on your computer and choose the “Deleted Files Recovery” mode.

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Step 2: Choose a Location

To get started with finding data, begin by choosing a location. You can choose any location where files are missing including internal hard drives, external hard drives, or specific locations. Click on “Next” after choosing the location.

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Step 3: Choose the File Type

Now choose the file type that you want to recover. You can choose any kind of file such as photos, videos, and documents. Obviously as we are trying to recover unsaved documents, we want to choose Word files. Click on the “Scan” button to get started.

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Step 4: Start the Scan

AnyRecover begins scanning the location. Once finished, it presents the results and shows you any deleted files it could find.

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Step 5: Preview and Recover

After completing the scan, AnyRecover shows you a list of the deleted files. You are able to preview a file before you recover them. Choose the files that you want to recover and click on “Recover” to begin the recovery process.

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Note: If you aren’t able to find the files you want, choose the All-Round Recovery mode. This triggers a deeper scan to find more files, but it takes a little longer to do.

Recover Unsaved Word Document 2010/2007 Using AutoRecover

AutoRecover is a feature in Word that automatically creates backups of unsaved files. It’s not a perfect system but it can help a lot in an emergency. Be warned that the backup file might not be as up to date as the original file was and you may still have to write some things again.

Recover Documents in Word 2010

Step 1. Open the File menu and click Info.

Step 2. Then click Manage Versions. You'll see the Recover Unsaved Documents option. Click on it.


Step 3. Word will open the location where a copy of the draft resides automatically.


Step 4. Open the one you want to recover and click on Save as to store it in your computer.


Recover Documents in Word 2007

Much like in Word 2010, AutoRecover in Word 2007 allows you to recover files that Word has automatically saved.

The process is also similar to Word 2010. Open the file menu and choose Options. Choose Save and configure AutoRecover. Choose how long the autosaving interval should be and rest assured that your documents will be safe in case of an emergency.

Recover Deleted/Unsaved  Documents in Word 2010/2007 by Searching for Backup Files

Lots of users rely on Word creating backup files for them. This does give you the advantage of having backups when you need one, but it can cause Word to drain more processing power because it needs to save files every so often.

Steps to Recover Documents in Word 2010/2007

You can find these files by:

  • 1. Locating the folder where you last saved the missing file.

  • 2. Using the search box to search for .wbk.

If you find the files named "Backup of [Your Missed File Name]", then just open it on  Word.

  • 1. Open File menu and click on Open.

  • 2. Choose the All Files option in the files of type list.

  • 3. Choose the backup file and click on Open.



No matter how you lose your word document, you now know how to retrieve it back. Of all the methods mentioned above, iMyFone AnyRecover is highly recommended as it guarantees a high success rate of 98% with 100% security.

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By  Simon Marcus , to Document Recovery

Posted on Nov 13, 2018  ( Updated: Aug 06, 2019 )

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