18 August, 2016

Recover Your Lost or Corrupted Doc. inside Microsoft Word 2016

Its a stressful moment when you've worked so hard on a Word file and then it somehow gets corrupted or becomes lost. And if we don't know a way around it, then we realize the importance of backup, which can easily be done with one of the free softwares available online, the paid ones are cheap, too.

Anyways, here are some methods that can help recover your corrupted and/or lost Microsoft Word file.

Note: You can skip to the 3rd heading, if your wanted Word file is lost.

1. Recover Text of the Corrupted Word file

If your word file is corrupted, Microsoft Word might show an error, saying,

“Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these suggestions.

* Check the file permissions for the document or drive.

* Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space.

* Open the file with the Text Recovery converter.”

If you followed the top 2 suggestions and neither got you your word file, then you can try Word's Text Recovery option:

 Open Microsoft Office, Word, then click on File > Open.

Then, on, Browse

Now go to the file you wish to recover, and from the drop down menu, click on "Recover Text from Any File(*.*)".

Click, Open. Hopefully, that 'may' recover your Word's text.Though, original's formatting mightn't be there.

2. Use 'Open and Repair'

If you still aren't happy. You can use Microsoft Word's another option to recover your corrupted file.

Switch to Word, then, click on, File.

Then, click, Open > Browse

Now, select your file from the list and click on the arrow showing on the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.

3. Lost Word File's Recovery

If you have lost your Word file, then you can try your luck with the backup file that Microsoft Word
automatically creates, inside your last saved place.

Here's how you can find your Word-backed-up file in Microsoft Word 2016: 

Open Microsoft Word, then, click on File > Open, then, Browse.

Then, go where you last-saved your vanished file. In the file type selection, choose, All files. Then search for the file named 'Backup of *name of your missing file*', and Click, Open. 

If you can't see the back up file, try searching '*.wbk' in your search panel.

You will see files without your missing file's name, so you'll be needing to open each file to find the one you want, and save.

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