How to Recover Unsaved Word Files

Lost your Word document? Don’t worry. The auto-save feature of your Word program has helped you keep backup copies of your unsaved files. To find them:

  1. Open the File Explorer, This PC, or press the Win + E keys on your keyboard.
  2. Copy “%localappdata%\Microsoft\Office\UnsavedFiles” to the address bar, and then press Enter.
  3. Check to see if you can find your unsaved Word documents there.
  4. If not, then copy “%appdata%\Microsoft\Word\” and paste it to the address bar, and then press Enter.
  5. See if your unsaved Word files are there.

Hopefully, this has helped you recover your unsaved Word documents.

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