How to Recover Lost Word Documents?

Microsoft Word is widely used application used by students, professionals, journalists etc. for creating document and saving essential data. Word is easy to create, modify and sharing features make it, the most professional utility to create and manage documents. Then again, it is compatible on almost every platform; if not editable, at least accessible.

But like most other data files, these Word document too are susceptible to damage and corruption. Often the Word documents get corrupt due to reasons like power surge, abrupt system shut down, virus attack, corruption in the storage media, corruption in Windows operating system, corruption in Windows Registry, etc.

Lost file recovery software is highly compatible with all well-known operating system of Microsoft Windows such as Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 server, Windows 7 and Windows 2008. This tool works efficiently with Microsoft Office 2000 or above version. This software works efficiently with all the latest versions of MS Word such as 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010. This utility also helps to get back lost files from Android operating system.

Scenarios responsible for loss of Word document:

Error Messages encountered: There are so many chances of occurrence of error messages such as “Microsoft Office Word has stopped working”, “Document name or path is invalid” etc. while trying to open the word (.doc, .docx) files. These are due to corruption of Word document and resulting in missing of important data.

During downloading Word document: When you are download Word document from online, the Word document may get corrupt because of virus invasion or error in downloading process.

Sudden computer shutdown: Sometimes users shut down their computer abruptly, while an application is still running on their desktop. This may result in corruption of Word document.

Virus Attack: If the Word document gets infected by a virus then there is no chance that your document will not get damaged or corrupted. Generally, micro viruses are not harmful but some of them can corrupt your Word files severely. A virus acts like a conventional computer virus and takes advantage of Word’s structure and functionality in order to replicate and trigger when certain events occur.

But all these problems can be overcome with ease with the help of lost file recovery software. This software is recommended by many industry experts not only because of its ability to recover lost word documents but also because of its ability to recover different other file types such as PDF, XLS and XLSX. Just visit if you have lost excel files from your system and want to recover them back.

Features of lost file recovery software:

Steps to recover lost Word document:

Step 1: Download and install free demo version of lost Word document recovery software. Once software is launched, select “RECOVER FILES” from main window, refer figure 1.

Lost File Recovery - Main screen

Figure 1 - Main Windows

Step 2: From next screen select “RECOVER LOST FILES” to recover lost Word document, refer figure 2. Then select the drive from where you need to recover Word document. Software starts scanning process.

Lost File Recovery - Select Android device

Figure 2 - Select Android device

Step 3: Once scanning process is done, you can preview recovered file in “FILE TYPE VIEW / DATA VIEW”.

Lost File Recovery - View in File Type View / Data View

Figure 3 - View in File Type View / Data View

Precautions to be followed to avoid loss of Word document: