How to Retrieve Old Office Documents on Windows?

Here is an issue reported by Windows user – “Hi, I recently bought new computer; I copied all my old data to external hard disk and transferred them to my new PC. Later, when I started working with my old files on new computer I noticed that many crucial Office documents had disappeared. I searched in my old computer as well as entire external hard disk but I did not find them. I did years of hard work to create and maintain those documents, all of which includes confidential business data. I don’t know whether I had mistakenly deleted them or they were lost unknowingly; however I just need a solution to restore old documents on my Windows PC. Thanks in advance.”

It is really very hurting when crucial documents go missing or removed from system. Obviously it is not possible to recreate those Office files so that it is better to go for professional restoration tool to regain your vital excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and other Office files immediately. This article helps you to know about the considerable application and explains in brief how to implement the program.

Anyhow, before knowing about the solution, have a look at some scenarios that may lead to loss or deletion of your old documents:

  • Removing files using Shift + Del keys
  • Emptying Recycle Bin folder without verifying for old essential files
  • Removing files from external drive
  • Interruption while transferring old documents
  • Running any unsafe antimalware tool

Above reasons looks very simple and frequent, but they cause huge data loss often. So use Yodot File Recovery application that will ensure restoring all your vital old documents without any disbelief.

Know the basic features of file retrieval tool:

This restoration utility regains old Office documents, which are deleted or lost from your Windows computer. It also ensures data recovery from emptied Recycle Bin, USB drive, flash memory card, SSD and many other external storage devices. It has ability to identify and recover various popular file types based on their unique signature. Retrieved files can be stored on the basis of name, date, size and file-type. It allows you to save restored files on CD/DVD or any accessible drives of Windows. More to this, the upgraded version of Yodot helps you to recover old videos, images, RAW files and audio files on various Windows OS versions such as Windows 7 to Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Server 2008.

Procedure to follow while implementing Yodot tool:

  • Log on to the system as administrator and run the downloaded program
  • Follow the options that shows up on the main window
  • Click on “Deleted File Recovery” button to recover deleted documents. If documents were lost without your knowledge then click on “Lost File Recovery”
  • Now, click on the drive from which you want to regain Office documents and click on “Next” button to continue
  • Select file types which you want to recover then click “Next” to permit scanning
  • Entire drive will be scanned in few minutes, then preview recovered documents for your confirmation
  • At last, to activate “Save” button, buy license key of the product

Now, being familiar about Yodot File Recovery for Windows system, a question may arise in one’s mind like can you recover deleted documents on Mac OS X too? No wonder, Yodot has another utility called, Mac File Recovery, which works similar to File Recovery and compatible on various Mac OS versions.

Notable point:

  • Don’t ever save new data on your system drive or any external storage device after data loss because the space occupied by lost data will be overwritten and you can’t restore your old data back.