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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This method will guild you to find out the Auto Recover file location from Word Options, and then recover files with the Auto Recover file location easily in Word.
1. Click File > Options to open the Word Options dialog box.
2. In the opening Word Options dialog box, please click Save in left bar, copy the folder path from the Auto Recover file location box, and then close the Word Options. See screenshot:
3. Go ahead to click File > Open >Browse.
4. In the Open dialog box, please (1) press Ctrl + V keys together to paste the AutoRecover file location into the Address box, and press Enter key; (2) select All Files from the drop down list right to the File name box, and then (3) double click to open the specified folder that probably contains recovered file. See screenshot:
5. In the opening AutoRecover file folder, please select the specified ASD file of lost word document, and click the Open button. See screenshot:
(1) If the document is new and never been saved, the file name will be something like “AutoRecovery save of Document 1.asd";
(2) 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“).
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 Recovery location is opening. Please double click to open the AutoRecover folder that probably contains lost file, and then in the subfolder double click to open the the specified ASD file of lost word document. See screenshot:
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoI was using an old document and typing over it. I had been using it for hours, when the laptop decided it needed to do a restart. The old document opened but all the over typing I had done was not saved. This has not worked for me.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoOMG! You're a LIFE-SAVER!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoAnd let me add... when you do get to the autorecovery location, it may help to organize files by date, with the newest first... that way, the file you're looking for will probably be the first on the list... Just a tip.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoThaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks... you helped me save 12 pages of work! You're a genius!!!!!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoThanks... worked like a charm. Almost lost a days worth of work!