Recovering Unsaved Word Documents

We rely heavily on autosaves, yet huge chunks of progress and entire versions of documents can be lost when we don’t manually save our work. The good news is, this problem is so common that Microsoft has made it easy to recover unsaved Word documents:

file tab in MS Word

1. In MS Word, click the File Tab in the upper left.

manage document button

2. Click Manage Document and select Recover Unsaved Documents from the drop-down list.

unsaved word documents

3. Check for your missing file in the dialog box. If it was a recent loss it should appear.

save as button

4. Open the recovered Word document and click the Save As button in the top banner.