Recovery of Word Document on Windows XP

“Usually my day won’t go further without Microsoft Office suite, especially MS Office Word application. As this software provides user friendly interface to create and work on Word documents. Recently, by mistake I had saved a new Word document over an important document of 30 pages. So, I lost original Word document containing valuable information. My system is installed with Windows XP operating system. Is it possible to rescue missing Word file?”

Sometime, the most user friendly application such as Microsoft Office Word may put you in panic state by tending data loss. Although it provides many useful features, some bad manners of users or logical errors on system might lead to loss of your essential Word documents. If you have encountered a similar scenario as mentioned above and lost Word documents, then don’t worry you can regain missing or deleted Word documents from Windows XP system using a good file recovery tool.

There are plenty of reasons which cause loss of Word files:

  • Deleting the Word documents using “Shift + Delete” keys
  • Unexpected system shutdown while working on Word files
  • Formatting the partition or drive containing your important documents
  • Emptying the Recycle Bin without checking its contents
  • Harmful viruses or malwares may erase your Word documents without your knowledge

Follow these basic methods in order to retrieve Word documents from Windows XP:

  • Click on “File” -> select “Open” option Click on the drop-down menu right to the “Open” option -> select “All Files” and then look for your missing DOC file
  • If you backup your system data, then search for a Word document with a “.wbk” extension
  • In case of unexpected system shut down, perform a search for “.asd” files. These are your autosaved Word documents

These methods can work in some minor data loss scenarios, but in critical data loss scenarios you have to go for appropriate Word document recovery utility called Yodot File Recovery to get back Word files from Windows XP.

Microsoft Word document recovery software:

Yodot File Recovery can undelete or unerase Word documents on Windows XP. You can regain Word files having .doc and .docx extensions. This application will guide you in such a way that you need not to have any technical knowledge in order to bring back Word files on Windows XP system. If you have missed other files like excel files, presentations, music, videos and so on from Windows XP, then this utility would help to extract those files as well. It is not necessary to worry about the safety of the tool, because it is read-only and virus free to use. Along with Windows XP, you can retrieve Word documents from system running with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating system.

Follow the below steps to regain your Word documents on Windows XP:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery software to your Windows desktop / laptop
  • After installing, run application by clicking on the desktop shortcut or through “Start Menu”
  • In main screen two option such as “Deleted File Recovery” option to bring back your deleted Word documents and “Lost File Recovery“ option to rescue your lost Word files
  • Later the utility scans and displays all the logical drives present in the system
  • Choose the drive or partition from where Word documents are to be retrieved
  • This tool repeats the scanning process and displays all the missing or deleted Word file from the selected partition or drive
  • Select the Word documents, which you would like to get back
  • You can also preview the restorable MS Word documents using “Data View” and “File Type View” options
  • At last save the rescued Word files to your desired destination, although not onto the same drive or partition from where it is recovering those documents on Windows XP

Precautionary Steps:

  • As soon as you found loss or deletion of your important Word files, immediately stop using the drive or device in order to avoid overwriting of data
  • Use a genuine antivirus application to keep system free from harmful viruses
  • Backup your essential Word document on some other storage devices

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