10 Easy Steps to Recover Your MS-Word 2007 File

MS-Word File Recovery

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Consider a situation where you are working on an important MS office document. Suddenly, your system shuts down due to power interruption. In another instance, an unknown error may force MS office to quit. Under any such circumstance, you have no option but to part ways with your file in the middle of your work as you have not saved it.

Whether you are maintaining an office file, writing an article, or updating your resume, this uncanny situation is all poised to delve you in trouble. Fortunately, there are many methods to rescue you from this uninvited situation. This blog describes the most useful of those tricks. The best thing is that you don’t need to install any additional software to recover the lost file.


Initial trials

If Word 2007 stops abruptly, search for your doc in the Recycle Bin. If you do not find it there, restart Word 2007 and look for your document in the Recovery pane. However, it is likely that you close the pane it accidentally, or the pane does not appear at all after restarting MS-Word. In any such occurrence, you can perform below steps to search for Auto Saved Files with the extension (.ASD), manually.

Easy Steps to Recover MS-Word file in Word 2007

MS Word 2007 File Recovery

  1. Click Microsoft Office Button on the top left of MS-Word screen.
  2. Click Word Options, the button at the bottom.
  3. In the left pane, click Save.
  4. Copy the path in the Auto Recover file location both.
  5. Click cancel to close the Word Options window.
  6. Open system drive, and paste the path you copied earlier in the address bar at the top.
  7. Search for the files having an extension .asd.
  8. If you remember the file name, chances are brighter that you find the document you are looking for.
  9. As you find it, double-click it to open.
  10. Save it in your folder.

 This method works the same way as an oxygen cylinder does for a dying patient.  It helped me find my lost docs countless times. You can also try it, if you face this problem often or occasionally.

  1. Bradley
    August 8, 2015 |
  2. Steve Balmer
    May 9, 2016 |
  3. Elvin
    November 14, 2016 |