How to open Auto Recover file location to recover the lost word document?

The feature of AutoRecover will automatically save your working document in every specified minute, if you have enabled this feature in your Word. How to quickly access the AutoRecover file location when you need to recover the lost document in Word? This tutorial will introduce two methods to open the AutoRecover file location to recover the lost word document.

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Step 1: In Word 2010 and 2013, click File > Options > Save;

In Word 2007, click Office Button > Word Options > Save to see where the AutoRecover file locates in your computer.

Step 2: Click File > Open in your Word 2010, and navigate to the AutoRecover file location.

Step 3: In the file type dropdown list, select All Files. At this point, you should see one (or more) files within the extension .asd. These are the lost word documents.

Note : if the document is new and never been saved, the file name will be something like “AutoRecovery save of Document 1.asd"。

If the document was already manually saved, but you lost intervening work between saves, it will have the name of the saved document (e.g, “Autocovery save of Remove indents.asd“)

In the AutoRecover file folder, select the lost word document and click Open to recover the lost word document. In some cases, the .asd file may not even have an intelligible. If no file in the directory has the expected file name, open each .asd file until you find the one that contain your missing work.


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The method above requires a few steps to open AutoRecover file location to recover the lost word document, but with Kutools for Word, you can open the AutoRecover file location to recover the lost word document easily and quickly.

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1. Open the recovery location by clicking Kutools > More > Auto Recovery Location. See screenshot:

2. Now the Recoverylocation will be automatically opened.

In the AutoRecover file folder, select the lost word document and click Open to recover the lost word document. In some cases, the .asd file may not even have an intelligible. If no file in the directory has the expected file name, open each .asd file until you find the one that contain your missing work.

For more detailed information about Auto Recovery Folder of Kutools for Word, please visit: Auto Recover Folder description.


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+3#Sujata2014-01-05 22:08
Bless you!! Oh my god I nearly freaked out and other tutorials weren't helping. I liked that you've actually advised to look at where your specific computer saves its unsaved files. So so grateful right now! Thank you
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+1#Angie2014-02-18 14:17
thanks a lot for the information :) it is very useful :D
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-1#yc2014-02-18 22:18
Thank you very much.
I had spent a couple hrs on-line try to find a way to locate my missed files, and your article really help.
Thanks.
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0#Adelaide2014-03-14 05:30
Just what I needed! Thank you soo much.
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0#Manoj2014-03-17 07:04
Thanks you very much..I had almost panic'ed...
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0#Rudu2014-03-19 21:51
Thank You

Your explanation was simple and effective.
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0#Ann2014-04-10 06:57
Super thaaaaank you! :-)
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0#john2014-04-12 07:04
Hi. I'm having problem about one file that I made.
My desktop restarted all of a sudden so when I opened it again, along the left side of the word 2007 window was the autorecovery files. I clicked on it and saved the file.
So I continued my work and finished it and clicked save. When I tried to open it, it's not even in the folder where I had it saved.

I tried doing the word options trick but I still can't find it. I tried to search .asd files and found it but it says it has been moved. Now I have no idea where to find it.

Any suggestions? Thanks
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0#Ashish2014-04-24 09:55
THANK YOU!

Just saved 2 hours of work. I have no idea what happen Kernel Recovery for Word Tool to restore damage Word file which is resolve all corruption problem of Word file.
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-1#SH2014-05-05 15:10
thank you very fucking much!!! you saved my 3 hours of hard work.
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0#Sa2014-05-21 09:47
Thank you for this information! Thought I had lost the auto-recovered doc, and nearly had a heart attack. Bless you.
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0#eli2014-05-24 13:01
hi
when I follow your guide my recovery filr does not open with word !! what can I do ?
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0#Paulina2014-05-31 16:37
thanks! it took a while, but was totally worth it.
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0#nitin2014-06-01 11:44
Please help I searched for my .asd but it is showing to be 0 bytes and after opening its blank,i am not able to recove my changed contents of document,please help
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0#ehsan rezaie2014-06-11 13:35
thanks man you saved 2hours of my work
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0#Jana2014-07-02 14:08
it worked!!!!! thank you so much tried many other options that didn't work.
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