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How to Recover Lost or Deleted Word Document on Mac

If you cannot find any of your Word, Excel, PPT or other Office files on your Mac, you might have met file loss situation. But don't lose your hope. Here comes an amazing solutions for Mac deleted Recovery to help.uFlysoft Mac Data Recovery Tool can help you to recover the lost files on your Mac, It is a professional Mac data recovery software which is powerful enough to retrieve unsaved, corrupted and deleted Word files easily.

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We use Word documents very often in our daily life. Lucky for us, Microsoft Word is available for Macs as well as for Windows computers. Unfortunately we may come across some frustrating situations while editing Word - The power is suddenly off while you are editing the Word document; one important Word document is freezing when you open it; the Word is corrupted for unknown reason. When encountering the above problems, means we meet Word files loss situation, and at this moment, we may need to find ways to process Mac Word Rescue.

For solving your problem quickly, uFlysoft studio software can do well: with its strong technology of scanning and powerful ability of retrieving files, this software can help you in restoring any type of files such as Word (pages), Excel (numbers), PPT (keynotes) etc Office documents, also help in retrieving deleted photos, video and audio files no matter they met deleting, formatting, or other unknown reasons on Mac.

Common Resons of Mac Word Document Loss

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Different disasters need different treatments. In order to get lost Word document back effectively, it's better to analyze the problems and reasons first. The followings are some main reasons we may encounter which cause the Word files loss.

  • 1.  Unsaved Word or changes of the Word that you are editing for the below reasons
  • »  Sudden power off
  • »  Errors force the Word to close automatically
  • »  Improper operation such as forgetting to save the Word or the changes
  • 2.  When you open a Microsoft Word on Mac, it may stop responding. Additionally, you may have to use the Force Quit command to quit the Word.
  • 3.  After you open a Microsoft Word, find it looks like gibberish. The Word got damaged.
  • 4.  Word document gets infected by virus
  • 5.  Lose Word document for other reasons both system errors and human errors

4 Common Ways to Bring Back Lost Word Document

1.  Recover unsaved Word document

Use Auto Recovery copy after you restart Word or the Mac. This is a way to recover the lost Word documents, up to the point of Word's last automatic save. The steps like this: Enter "Auto Recovery"→ Locate all the files that start with the words "Auto Recovery save of" and select the file you want from the list of files→Click on the file and drag it out of the search window, close the Finder Window→Double-click the file to launch and open it in Microsoft Word for Mac → Save it.

2.  Recover deleted Word document

Microsoft currently does not provide utilities for recovering Word documents which have been deleted, or emptied from the trash bin, and formatted. However, the Mac bought after Nov, 2007 has a backup utility- Time Machine. It can back up your files every hour. So you can recover your deleted Word document if the backup is available. If you still cannot recover your Word doc with the above methods, you can use some third-party utilities- Mac file rescue software. The software available on the Internet such as uFlysoft Data Recovery can recover deleted, formatted, lost and inaccessible Word doc from Mac, USB drive, external drive and other storage media.

3.  Recover corrupted Word document

The method to recover corrupted Word document depends on the type and severity of the corruption and the type of behavior that is exhibited. Although many of these methods succeed regularly, not every corrupted document can be recovered.

For the Word document that can be opened in Word for Mac

If you can open the Word document in Word for Mac, use one of the following methods.

Method 1:  Convert the Word document to another Format

Method 2:  Copy everything except the last paragraph mark to a new document

Method 3:  Copy the undamaged parts of the File to a New File

For the Word doc that cannot be opened in Word for Mac

If you cannot open the file in Word for Mac, use one of the following methods as appropriate.

Method 1:  Insert the file into a blank document

Method 2:  Use the paste link command to open the document with a Link

Method 3:  Open the file by using "Recover Text from Any File"

Method 4:  Open As Copy

More info at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/285393

4.  Recover Word doc after Microsoft stops responding

After Microsoft Word for Mac stops responding or after you use the Force Quit command to end a Word for Mac session, you may only operate Word document rescue when you restart the program. Additionally, the documents that you recover do not contain the changes or additions that you made in your last Word for Mac session.

If the common method to recover lost files still cannot help you, now you need to get to the information below:

"3-Step" to Process Word Recovery Mac:

Download uFlysoft software on your Mac first.

Select and scan the drive which your lost Word or Office files & other files were store before. (Or connect the storage device which you want to recover.)

Open the Files Recovery tool. Select the volume where your lost files were and start the scan.

Preview the found files after scanning (Only photos files can be previewed) and click ‘Recovery’, choose the path to save the recovered Word documents.

Preview and recover lost files.

uFlysoft supports almost all file formats for NTFS & FAT32 file systems. Therefore you can recover files not only on your Mac but also on USB Flash drives, external hard drives and other portable devices.

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iPod(Nano, Classic, Shuffle), iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone Mobile Phone, MP3/MP4 Player

Retrieve deleted files from hard disk/store device

Mac Machine, USB Drive, External Hard Drive, Memory Sticks, Secured Digital(SD) Card, XD Picture (XD) Card, Compact Flash(CF) card, Multi Media(MMC) Card, Digital Camera

uFlysoft Files Recovery supports a large amount of file formats than any other recovery application for HFS:

documet formats


picture format

JPG, TIFF(TIF), PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, CRW, CR2, etc format more than 100.

movie files format


audio files format


What Are the Reasons to Choose uFlysoft Mac Software?

Focusing on the data recovery field make uFlysoft studio become more and more professional in helping user to solve data loss problem. Moreover, the high-tech support which comes from it - the excellent scanning skills and the powerful data rescue ability can make users to deal with any data loss situation with ease. What's even important, uFlysoft software protect your right - you don't need to worry about if it work or not after you purchase the software, it provides the free scan option, only you free scan and find out the lost files and then you can choose to upgrade to the full version.

Expert Tips - Useful Technology for User

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To tell you the truth, Word Document can auto save itself so it's a big chance to recover it when you lose it. So if you can find out the temporary files after the recovery operation, change its name and save then you can get it back in the original file type.

It's better to save the Word Document aroud 5-10 minutes by clicking "Command+S" when you are working on it. This can protect the Word files away from file loss.

If you meet the file loss situation, keep calm and stop using your computer to do any read or write operation until you find the way to recover the lost files because any wrong operation will make the file lose forever.

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