Document Recovery in Microsoft® Word 2010
Learn more about document recovery options in Microsoft Word 2010.
Microsoft Word is a highly functional data processing program. It comes packed with many advanced options that help increase user productivity. Microsoft Word 2010 is the latest version of the original Microsoft Word and it is based on the same working platform as that of its predecessors. The user interface of Microsoft Word 2010 is very simple. It helps even inexperienced users make the most of the options available in the program for enhancing the data processing operations. The recovery options available in Microsoft Word 2010 help users cover the files or documents that are lost because of different issues. The auto save/recover feature of Microsoft Word 2010 saves a copy of the processed file and it helps recover lost files during emergency situations like urgent shutdowns, program termination etc. The recent document save feature in Microsoft Word 2010 helps recover files that are not saved by the users when they exit a program.
Discussed below are some points that can help users use recovery functions in Microsoft Word 2010:
- Launch Microsoft Word 2010
- Using auto recover function
- Recovering unsaved documents
Launch Microsoft Word 2010
Those who try to recover lost documents with the help of recovery options in Microsoft Word 2010 will first have to close all running instances of the program and its related applications. Users should then launch Microsoft Word 2010 from the 'Start' menu. This is because the recovery functions might cease to work properly when other instances of the program are running in the system and closing them will help prevent the issues that could possibly arise.
Using auto recover function
Microsoft Word 2010 comes with the auto recover function that automatically saves shadow copies of the work in progress for restoring it in the event of a crash or program malfunction. Users can make use of this feature in order to find their lost documents. If the auto save feature is on and it is configured in Microsoft Word 2010, users should open a new document in Microsoft Word 2010 and the recovered document will be displayed by the application that will prompt the user to save it. Users can continue their work after saving the recovered document.
Microsoft Word 2010 also has a newly added feature that helps users recover unsaved documents that are processed while this program is used. In case the user forgets to save their work that had been completed to a certain extent, they can recover the document by using the recover option in the recent documents menu of the program. The last unsaved document will be displayed in the recent option and it can be easily recovered with minimal issues.
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