How to recover unsaved files in Office 2010

How to recover files not saved in Office

Office is a very complete suite of office automation programs , which in its own right has become one of the basic pillars on which Microsoft's success rests. It has very useful tools, especially the Word word processor and the Excel spreadsheet editor , which are present in many homes and businesses. But the latest version of Office 2010 , may not be very intuitive due to the presence of the Ribbon interface (that, for many nefarious, top bar). Today we tell you how you can recover files not saved within applications.

In order to have this option offered by Office , the first step is to make sure that the option to keep files that are not saved is activated. To do this, we go to "file" , "options" (just above exit) and within the window that opens we look for the tab that says "Save". We must check that both the " Save AutoRecover information" option and the " Keep the last autosaved version when closed without saving" option are activated.

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In this step it is interesting to be able to reduce the time in which the auto-recovery information is saved (the ten minutes that appear by default can be too long if you type quickly). Now we open the menu "file", "recent" and then below everything to the right the option to "recover documents without saving" appears somewhat hidden . Once we click on it, a folder will appear where all the files that can be recovered during a period of four days are saved .

Another way to get to these documents is to open the folder: C: \ Users \ VCM \ AppData \ Local \ Microsoft \ Office \ UnsavedFiles (we have put C: because it is usually the drive where Windows is installed, we must write the drive where the system has been installed). This in the case of using Windows 7 . For Windows XP , the address will be C: \ Documents and Settings \ username \ Local Settings \ Application Data \ Microsoft \ UnsavedFiles. It is done. Once the document is opened, you can choose to save it or discard it if it is not what we are looking for. This is a simple feature but one that may go unnoticed by some users.