Recovering Lost Document in Word 2016

“While editing my Word 2016 document, I made raft of changes to it. At the same time another task popped and made me to close the document to attend it. Unfortunately I skipped 'save your changes' dialog and closed the Word file without saving it. Now I lost entire data from it which was very important to my project seminar. Is there any way to recover lost Word 2016 document on Windows PC?”

Normally, Word 2016 documents can be lost due to various reasons, like occurrence of interruption while editing file or even by errors that forces you to close the file unexpectedly. By doing so you will definitely lost data forever. No need to panic in such situations, because you have different ways to restore your lost Word 2016 document. Few are mentioned below:

Case 1: Searching Auto Recover files

You have manual way search Auto Recover files. To do so, click on File → Open → Recent. Here scroll all recent documents to end and click on Recover Unsaved Documents. If you view Word 2016 Word file then double click on it to open and save immediately.

Case 2: Searching ASD file(Auto Recover files) in whole drive

Open Windows Explorer and type .asd on search box and press Enter. Now scroll through the files and check for the file which your looking for and open it by double clicking the file. Save immediately. The original name of the file will be as default when Save as screen opens, so find any reliable location to save it. Otherwise select Replace existing file, if displayed.

Case 3: Searching in Word backup files

First click on File → Open → Browse and find the folder in which your saved the lost file. Select all files in Files types list. The backup file will have the name 'Backup of' followed by lost file name then click on backup file and open it. Now save the required file.

If none of these cases works for you to retrieve lost document in Word 2016 on Windows desktop then it is better to use Yodot File Recovery tool.

Features of lost Word 2016 file software:

Yodot File Recovery tool can easily restore Word 2016 files from Windows system along with other versions of MS Word. This utility is capable of restoring files of various file types such as MS Office files, generic media files (images, songs and videos), PDF files, compressed files, etc. It is used in recovering lost files on flash drive, portable devices, memory cards, SSD and various other drives. It can restore lost and deleted files from various other versions of Windows operating system like Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2003. If you are satisfied with obtained result from demo version of this program then you can buy the product to activate 'Save Recovery Session' and save recovered files on Windows system. Sometimes even Mac user will have a query like, is there any way to recover deleted files on a Mac? Then it is perfect to Yodot Mac File Recovery utility.

How to use the software?

  • Download Yodot File Recovery tool on Windows PC and install it
  • Launch the software to retrieve lost Word 2016 files
  • Select 'Lost File Recovery' option from main screen
  • The application scans and displays entire drive present in computer
  • Select the drive from where you want to restore lost Word document
  • After selecting the partition, the tool starts to scan and displays all lost files
  • To easily navigate through recoverable files, it is suggested to utilize two view options that is 'Data View' and 'File Type View'
  • Finally save retrieved 2016 files to desired destination location

Recommended Points:

  • Take backup regularly to avoid file loss
  • Do not interrupt while copying files from one drive to another