How to Undelete Word File?

Office packages are the bundles of programs that help us in writing documents, preparing presentations, maintaining databases and making extensive calculations. As there are a number of competing Office tools, Microsoft Office is the most popular, unchallenged market leader, and is used by the majority of companies all over the world. It includes Microsoft office outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft power point, Microsoft Excel etc. The current versions are Microsoft Office Word 2010 for Windows and Microsoft Office Word 2011 for Mac. There are some instances when a Word file has been accidently deleted from recycle bin and we may accidently emptied out the recycle bin. In order to restore files from emptied Recycle Bin, you need a good recovery software.

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Microsoft Word is a Word processor. We can use it to write anything from a short letter to several pages. It offers a broad variety of formatting options and allows us to include images, equations, graphs, tables and all sorts of other objects into the documents. We can simply start Microsoft Word by double clicking on its icon on the desktop. We can also select it from the ‘Programs’ category of the Start menu. The ‘new office document’ and ‘open office document’ tools, are located in our quick launch bar or at the top of the Start menu, we can also use them.

Important Features of MS Word


We can change Font size and type of fonts, include Page numbers, Header and Footer. We can check the spelling mistakes and correction can be made automatically. Graphical pictures can be created in Word itself or can be imported from outside. We can create a Word document and edit them later when required. We can also make tables and text can be included in the table.We can add graphical pictures.

There are many reasons why MS Word files and folders are deleted. It may be due to Malware / Spyware / Virus attack, accidently pressing shift + delete key, formatted or corrupted hard drive, emptied recycling bin or abrupt shutdown of the system. There are various scenarios and common causes of data corruption and losses.

Abrupt shutdown: Files or folders lost due to Power outage or abrupt shutdown of the system. We have to close all programs before shutting down the computer. As improper shutdown of computer can cause loss of files and documents. Files or folders lost due to Improper shutdowns caused by power outages or performing a hard restart: pressing and holding the power button or, on Macs so equipped, the restart button.

Hardware failure: Hardware problems or failures, bad sectors, bad RAM can cause loss of files and documents

Files that bypass recycle Bin: There are chances when files can bypass the Recycle Bin and gets deleted. Intentionally or accidentally pressing shift + delete key combination also leads files to bypass the Recycle Bin.

 Files deleted by Third party tool: Files or folders deleted due to virus attack.

In order to recover deleted file we can use Word File Recovery Software. This tool recovers, accidental or intentional deletion of files and folders and provides complete recovery of all lost, deleted, inaccessible folders and files from both FAT and NTFS file systems. Get more info about NTFS recovery after format on the page. It supports Microsoft Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7. It also recovers all types of .doc and .docx files, which refuse to open due to any corruption.This software can also tell us how to recover erased data from USB drive. Go to http://www.myundelete.com/files-from-usb-drive.html to know more about USB file recovery. Not only Word files, you can also find lost JPG images & other image file format from different storage devices, just click on the mentioned link to get back all lost files.

Mac is one of the world's most popular operating system. This OS is loaded with so many new features and much advanced graphical user interface that the user can perform all the tasks in no time. As a result of accidental deletion some of the files that are present in the Trash folder gets deleted and causes loss of important files that were needed by the user. Need not worry! This is not the permanent loss. You can easily get back deleted data from Trash in less time.

Steps to undelete Word documents:


Step 1: Download and install the free trial version Word File Recovery Software. Move the software from ‘application’ folder to ‘desktop’. Double click on the short cut icon, which is present on the desktop and select the appropriate scanning option. Select “Recover Deleted Files” option from the Main windows as shown in Image 1 and proceed.

Figure. 1 Main Screen

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Step 2: Select the drive or storage devices from which the files needs to be recovered   from Windows 7 as shown in Image 2 and click ‘Next’.

Figure. 2 Select Drive

Step 3: When you  click on “Next”, the software starts scanning the drive to retrieve deleted files or lost files from the hard  drive. As soon as the scanning process is completed you can view recovered file using “Data View” or “File Type View” as shown in Image 3.

Figure. 3 Data View

Step 4: When the scanning process completed, recovered files can be viewed using the “Preview” option as shown in image 4.

Figure. 4 Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: In order to save the recovered files, select the appropriate destination location and save as shown in image 5.

Figure. 5 Save Recovered Files

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