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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