Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How To Retrieve An Unsaved Word Document?

For the last five years, I have been using Microsoft’s Word application to generate professional looking and unique documents, forms, letters, etc. From my POV; this is the best Word Processor application now available in the computer market.

Yesterday, while completing my class assignments in MS Word, I accidently closed the document without saving it first. Luckily, I was able to retrieve the word document that I forgot to save with the aid of technical assistance from the Microsoft team.

How to locate the Original Word Document?

  • Bring up the Windows Start menu by clicking the Start button situated to the lower left of your desktop screen.
  • Now input the name of your document into the search field and then press Enter.
  • Go through the search results and locate the Word document among them. If the particular document is not there in the list, go to the Start menu again and input the entire file name, including the .docx or.doc extension, into the search field, and then press Enter. Now the entire files with the .doc or .docx extension will get displayed. 
  • Now go through the search result to check whether the Word document that you are searching for is there or not. If not, then you have to go for a backup copy. 
You can follow the below instructions given by the reliable Microsoft Tech Support team to find the backup copy of the Word document. For this, you need to locate the document that has .wbk as the extension.

How to find out the backup copy of MS Word document?

  • Firstly, open Microsoft Word application on the computer by double-clicking the Microsoft Word short icon.
  • Once the application gets loaded completely, click on the Microsoft Office button located in the top right corner of the screen and select the option that reads Open from the drop down menu list.
  • Now locate the Files of Types list and choose the All Files option.
  • Now locate the backup file in the generated search results, and open the document by double-clicking on it. 

Alternative method

You can also make use of the search option in the Windows start menu for locating the files with .wbk as the extension. I personally think this method is simpler compared to the one discussed above.

For additional points on this topic, visit the Microsoft tech Support Website, and avail help from the support panel there.

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