Are you writing a paper but you somehow lost the paper? Do you want to recover unsaved Microsoft Word files? Because of various reasons (e.g. computer-system crash ) AutoRecovery may fail to save your documents. For instance, if you experience lower loss while you are writing your paper, your document may be lost.
You may use these methods if you are trying to locate your unsaved, lost, damaged and deleted MS Word files.
Here is how you can find them:
Method 1: TEMP Folder
Mac OS creates temporary files located in your computer’s Temporary or TMP folder. Your lost file may be located in this folder. To find this folder;
1-Launch Terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal)
2-Enter this command and press enter:
3-This will open your tmp folder.
4-Now, open the folder named: “Temporaryitems”. Your document may be here.
Method 2: Look For AutoRecover files
You can locate AutoRecover files. Here is how:
1-Go to Finder > Go > Go to Folder and enter:
You may find your lost document here.
Note that not all documents may be recoverable. Save your documents while editing to avoid losing data.