How to Recover Deleted or Unsaved Word Document on Mac

This article we'll introduce the best way to help you recover deleted or unsaved word document on Mac OS X.

Word document accidentally deleted or lost before saving? Word document files unexpectedly closes, the computer system crashed, computer power off or other data loss scenario. This article we will offer the best solution to help you recover deleted or unsaved Word document on Mac. If you cannot get your Word document files on Trash, you should get a powerful file recovery software to get your Word document files back.

Part 1. Recoverit Data Recovery- The Best Word Document Recovery Software

The powerful Word document recovery tool, we recommend Recoverit Data Recovery Software. This file recovery program is safe and reliable, it can easily and effectively to help you recover deleted or lost Word document files on Mac and Windows. Even your Word document files did not save. follow the next guide to recover unsaved Word document on Mac.

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Recoverit Data Recovery - The Best Word Document Recovery Software

  • Recover unsaved Word document files on Mac effectively, safely and completely.
  • Recover deleted or lost Word document due to Mac system crashed and virus attacked.
  • Recover any data and file types like photos, Email and videos on Mac with high success rate.
  • Supported OS: Mac OS 10.13, macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6., Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista.

Video Tutorial on How to Recover Deleted Word Document on Mac


Part 2. How to Recover Deleted or Unsaved Word Document on Mac

Free download and install Recoverit Mac Data Recovery on your computer. Follow the next steps to perform deleted files recovery. This tutorial we will offer the solution on Mac computer, if you are using Windows computer, you can follow the guide how to recover unsaved Word document on Windows computer.

Step 1. Launch Recoverit Mac Data Recovery, you need select a location where your Word document stored. Click "Start" button to get started.

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Step 2. Recoverit File Recovery Software will start to scan the hard disk, it will take for a while to deep scan and search files.

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Step 3. After the scanning, you can check all recovered files. Preview some recovered photos, select your Word document files and click "Recover" button to get them back.

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With Recoverit Data Recovery, you can easily to recover deleted or lost Word document files on Mac. The reliable data recovery software will keep your system or data privacy. Download and try it for free now.


Part 3. How to Recover Deleted Word Files on Mac with AutoRecover

This method if sort of a "manual" one and that you can apply to recover deleted word files on Mac. You don't need any Word recovery software for this one. Microsoft Word has an auto save function, which saves your data in a specified folder. Now, what we're going to do is accessing that folder to retrieve your lost files. Follow the steps:

  1. Access this path Finder/Go/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/Office 2011 AutoRecovery. Please bear in mind that you have to press the "Option" key while clicking "Go" in finder to be able to access "Library" folder which is usually hidden;
  2. Word AutoRecovery Folder

  3. Once you see your file, open it;
  4. Save your file in any location;
  5. You have successfully recovered your file.

It doesn't matter which method you are using to perform deleted Word files recovery on Mac as long as you get your files back. However, if you lost your files and can't get them back with the first method, then I suggest you use the Recoverit Word File Recovery Software solution. Go back to the Part 2 to get your deleted files back.

Note: Recover Lost Mac Data under Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)

Due to macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) requirement, Mac users are not allowed an access to the built-in system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you need to restore lost data from the system disk under macOS 10.13, please "disable System Integrity Protection" first.

How to disable "System Integrity protection"? Please follow the steps below.

Step 1Reboot the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys simultaneously after you hear the startup chime, this will boot OS X into Recovery Mode.

Step 2When the "OS X Utilities" screen appears, pull down the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen instead, and choose "Terminal".

Step 3In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter" then restart your Mac.

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