How to recover Microsoft Word document

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How do I recover a Word doc in its original form that was lost. I only have the previous version.

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Usually there is guaranteed way to recover one. If you are luck it may be in your temp folder. The thing is it may only save the last version before a save was done. If you saved it as you went along or had an auto save being done, then their may be no way to go back to the original unless you have a back up somewhere.

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  • Subhendu Sen

    When a person creates a new Word document, information is duplicated to a temporary file. It may be stored in the Temp folder which you can find in the folder like, C:\Documents and Settings\<yourusername>\Application Data\Microsoft

    Here yourusername means, the current Windows login name of your system. You can replace this one with actual one.

    This temporary file contains a few letters after the tilde (~) sign. You can check if you are lucky and get the unsaved document. However, you can try to use some third party tools, but success rate is low.

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    There is an another way to recover it by using the help of MS Office text converter. But in this case, it is possible to restore in ASCII with the loss of formatting. After opening MS Word, click File > Open. In next dialog box, just select the troublesome word document. Then click "Recover Text From Any File" from the list.
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