Recover Word Document ASD File

“Hi, I was working on a very important document on my PC. I had typed in lot of important information in it and suddenly my system got turned off. I thought my hard drive is gone and with fear only I tried starting computer. It got turned ON for my relief but the data in Word file on which I was working is gone. Only half of the data is there and rest of the information in the file is not found. Please help me with a solution to find data on Word file back. Thanks in advance...”

The data from Word file lost in above scenario can be easily recovered using .asd file. ASD files are nothing but the backup files of Word documents which are saved by Microsoft Office Word. You might have observed on your computer, when Word is closed abruptly and it is opened the next time then you will find auto-saved copies of Word files. You can save them and keep your data safe on Word file; these auto-saved Word files are ASD files. You can set the time interval for saving Word file automatically by going to ‘File’ à ‘Options’ à ‘Save’ à Save AutoRecover information every 5 minutes or so.

Depending on the time interval set for auto-save, the copy of ASD file will be saved. When you do not save your Word file and you keep on typing for longer and suddenly the Word application is closed for some issues, then ASD files help you out.

These ASD files are found in the location:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word. You can go to the specified location and restore Word file data by finding related ASD file to it in the folder. But sometimes ASD files get deleted or lost from your computer for reasons like:

  • Formatting partition of computer HDD which results in deletion of entire data on the drive inclusive of ASD files
  • You may delete ASD files by going to its location by mistake when finding something to perform saving action or any other
  • Viruses may delete files from computer at times including ASD files as well. Therefore take required data safety measures as much as possible

Whatever may be the reason for deletion or loss of ASD file, you can restore such important files on your computer using eminent file recovery tool like Yodot File Recovery.

ASD file recovery software:

Yodot file recovery is the best option for retrieving deleted or lost ASD files of MS Office Word application. This has simple functionality which can be performed by anyone with simple clicks because of its clear instructions and GUI. It supports Word ASD file restoration on your computer or notebook working with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8 OS. Not only ASD files, but you can also get back Word DOC and DOCX file formats and other MS Office documents with the aid of this file restoration utility. The tool is capable of retrieving basic media file formats( photo files, videos, audios), archive files, PDF files, etc. Try the demo version to know more.

Simple steps to recover ASD files:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software on your Windows computer and install it
  • Run the utility and select “Deleted File Recovery” or “Lost File Recovery” from home page
  • From next screen, select icon of drive from where ASD files have to be retrieved and click on “Next”
  • Software scans selected drive and displays the resulted files in two views, “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Check for your ASD file from the list and select ASD files to save using “Save” option on a location other than scanned drive


  • Set less time gap to auto save Word file when working on any important Word file and reduce the loss of information as much as possible
  • Keep backup of Word files on any external drive to restore in case of loss

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