How To Recover Adobe InDesign Documents?

August 03, 2022

InDesign is the desktop publishing application introduced by Adobe. This application is used to design digital magazines, e-books, brochures, posters, flyers and newspapers. Adobe InDesign is used by graphic designers, production artists and other normal users in digital as well as printing field. The most used Adobe InDesign file formats are .indd, indb and indt.

The main benefit of Adobe InDesign is that it is compatible with Windows as well as Mac operating systems. As creating InDesign file is time consuming and required lot of efforts, loss or deletion of these files will be frustrating issues for users.

Why Do Adobe InDesign Files Get Deleted/Lost?

  • Mistakenly removing essential Adobe InDesign files using “Shift + Delete” keys
  • Insecure third-party apps malfunction on system might resulting in InDesign file deletion
  • InDesign files may get erased due to virus or malware attack
  • Formatting hard disk partition / storage device which contains essential Adobe InDesign files
  • Other reasons include improper system shutdown, operating system corruption, improper file system conversion, hard drive crash, etc

Including above mentioned reasons, there are many other causes due to which InDesign files get deleted or lost. Although, it is quite possible to bring back InDesign files in the absence of backup using appropriate file recovery software such as Yodot File Recovery.

How To Recover Lost/Deleted Adobe InDesign File?

File Recovery app is among the premium tool to recover Adobe InDesign files such as INDD, INDT and INDB on Windows computer. The software also restores many other files such as Microsoft Office files documents (DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, PDF, XLSX, HTML, TXT etc), pictures, audio files, video files and many other file types based on unique file signature scan on Windows PC. The software supports recovery of various file types from FAT16, FAT32, exFAT and NTFS partitions. You can also get back erased or missing InDesign files and others from pen drives, memory cards, external hard drives, etc. Additionally is compatible to run on different version of Windows operating systems such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2003.

Simple Steps to Recover Adobe InDesign Documents:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery software on Windows desktop / laptop computer
  • Run the app and follow the main screen instructions
  • From first screen select “Delete File Recovery” option to get back deleted InDesign files
  • Or choose “Lost File Recovery” option to rescue lost Adobe InDesign files
  • Now, you will find set of partition associated with your system
  • Choose the drive / partition from where InDesign files are to be restored
  • View the recovered files in two different views i.e. data view and file type view
  • “Data View” tab displays your files in hierarchical format and “File Type View” tab displays your files based on file extension format
  • Mark the desired InDesign files from the list, which you want to extract and click "Next" button
  • At last save the rescued files to your desired destination location on system. However no the same location from where you have regained them


  • It is advised to backup necessary InDesign files on external storage devices
  • Always have a look on selected files before removing them using Shift + Delete key combination
  • At all time keep your system free from viruses by installing quality anti-virus software

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