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How to recover a power outage unsaved text document

Asked by: Jones 252 views Software November 18, 2018

How to recover a power outage unsaved text document

12 Answers

  1. +1Votes  

    WORD default setting is automatically stored every 5 minutes, but the temporary file is gone after power off

    Kathleen Carter- November 18, 2018 |

  2. +5Votes  

    Specific steps: (for the Word2017 version as an example) select the office button in the upper left corner – Select the Word option – Save, find the location of the automatically restored document – in the folder open position, find the file with the suffix “.asd” – renamed.

    To rename the file, you need to find the document ending with “.asd” and change his ending to “.doc” so that the unsaved document can be restored. However, it is also necessary to set the time for the Word document to be automatically saved.

    What I set here is that the Word document is automatically saved for one minute, so that you can save important documents to a large extent, the content will not be lost, of course, you can also set it according to your own preferences. The time of automatic saving.

    Using the Word document automatic recovery function, the principle is that the Word document comes with the function of automatic saving, but the saved document format is asd format, so you need to change the suffix to doc, the document can be Open normally.

    Set the automatic save time gap of Word documents. Even if the computer suddenly crashes or is powered off, you don’t have to worry about the document not being saved, and the important content is lost, you need to re-create it. A very useful feature.

    Douglas- November 18, 2018 |

  3. +3Votes  

    In the first case, word will automatically generate a hidden file to save temporary information if it is not saved. If the word is closed under abnormal conditions, reopening the word will also load. of. That is to say, the information will not be lost, but it is not guaranteed to be all.

    If the first situation does not work, try the following method: When the computer crashes or suddenly loses power, Word can’t reach the archived file, it will be temporarily stored in C:/WINDowS/ApplicationData/Microsoft / Word, so when you reboot, just go to the above place and find a file named →XXX.asd, this is the file you just worked hard! Then change the name of the extension to XXX.doc, this will not find the file that has just been hard to beat! Or use Start → Run Find %appdata%\microsoft\Word ; In the open directory, find the  xxx.asd “Save Document” file with the same name as the unsaved document; Rename it to the  xxx.doc document file and open it to maximize the retrieval of unsaved documents.   If there is no recovery here, then there is no way.

    3Recommendation: Save the word document at the same time as usual: 1. Enter word; 2. Click the “Tools” menu, drop down to “Options” and click; 3. Select “Save” click; 4. Select “Automatically save time interval”, click on the previous box, and ∨ appears in the box; 5. Click the down arrow next to the number in the box in front of “minute” on the right side of the line, which is the number It becomes “1”. In this way, the word will be automatically saved once every minute. If the power is turned off again, it will only be lost within one minute before the power failure.

          If it is wps, the document is very easy to retrieve, open the wps document, you can see that there is a downward triangle next to the start menu, mouse single Click on it, select “Backup Management” from the pop-up drop-down menu, and find your unsaved documents in it!


    1, Tools – Options – General and Save – tick the option for scheduled backups and tune the time interval In 1 minute.
    2, if you encounter unexpected situations, close the [Task Pane], right-click on the blue part of WPS, and tick the [Task Pane], there will be automatic save.
    3, or tools – backup management
    4, if you do not have the above settings, you should not find it back.

    Raymond Harris- November 18, 2018 |

  4. +3Votes  

    This situation generally has no way to recover

    Robert Harrison- November 18, 2018 |

  5. +6Votes  

    If you have not modified the word setting, the default save location is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Word you can modify its location, open the word in the menu bar to find the tool – options – save location, modify it. The default auto-save interval is 10 minutes, so the file that is automatically saved is not necessarily the most complete, but the one saved within 10 minutes before the power outage, you can modify the auto-save interval, menu bar tool – options – Save, auto save interval

    Jeffrey Ward- November 18, 2018 |

  6. +1Votes  

    wps may have

    Michelle Clark- November 18, 2018 |

  7. +1Votes  

    The one is not recoverable by anyone

    Brenda- November 18, 2018 |

  8. +3Votes  

    Sudden power outages can’t be found.

    Shirley Lewis- November 18, 2018 |

  9. +5Votes  

    Text document? TXT? This is not automatically saved, there is no way to find it back. Word can also be retrieved

    Kathleen Allen- November 18, 2018 |

  10. +7Votes  

    To find the installation directory, although you did not manually save the power outage, but the system will usually be saved once in a while, to find is to Look for the last file that this system automatically saves, I hope you are satisfied! ! !

    Stephanie Harris- November 18, 2018 |

  11. +7Votes  

    The general situation is that there is no way to recover

    Turner- November 18, 2018 |

  12. +1Votes  

    First open the computer housekeeper on the computer, then select the function of the toolbox 
    In the inside we can see that there is a Document repair tool, open this tool
    After using this tool, you can see that there is a document repair function, use this function
    When you finally open the document repair tool, you can see that there is a function to repair the unsaved document. And then fix it.

    Christopher Clark- November 18, 2018 |