How to Recover Word Document with Disk Drill for Windows

Microsoft Office is the most-used office suite of applications in the world, and Word documents lead the charts in terms of total data loss incidents per year. While the latest version of Word comes with an integrated auto-backup functionality as well as cloud synchronization, it’s still way too easy to accidentally delete Word documents. Fortunately, Word document recovery doesn’t have to be complicated. Disk Drill for Windows supports all file formats associated with Microsoft Office, including .doc and .docx, allowing you to recover any lost Word document with just a few clicks.

Free version recovers up to 1GB

And we’re not just talking about using the Recycle Bin, either. While some data recovery solutions out there do nothing but use features that come with all versions of the Windows operating system for free, Disk Drill for Windows goes far beyond that, allowing you to recover deleted word document even after emptying the Recycle Bin. That’s possible thanks to best-in-class data recovery algorithms that analyze the content of your hard drive at the file system level — something you can’t do otherwise.

#1 If you hurry up, you can recover all lost Word documents

Let’s say you’ve accidentally deleted a bunch of important Word documents and emptied the Recycle Bin. Sounds familiar? Millions of computer users around the world run into this exact problem every month. Most assume their files are gone forever. Only a small minority of users know that Disk Drill for Windows can recover all deleted Word documents if used as soon as possible.

When you empty the Recycle Bin, the Windows operating system doesn’t shred your documents. It just figuratively throws them aside. The documents will sit on your hard drive until another application decides that it wants the storage space they occupy and overwrites them. When that happens, even Disk Drill can’t help you. The good news is that modern hard drives are so large that usually you have enough time to download and use Disk Drill to recover word document. So, don’t wait any longer and download Disk Drill for Windows right now. You’re just a few steps away from recovering all deleted Word documents on your computer.
  • 1Download Disk Drill
  • 2Install it
  • 3Start Disk Drill for Windows

#2 How to recover a Word document using Disk Drill for Windows

Disk Drill for Windows makes Word document recovery as simple as it can be. Do you hate when you install and launch a new application only to find out that you have no idea how to use it? We do too. That’s why we’ve designed Disk Drill to be intuitive and self-explanatory. The user interface adheres to modern usability principles, and you’ll never encounter any technical language without an explanation nearby. Not only can Disk Drill save your files, but it can also save you a lot of time you would otherwise waste on convoluted manuals and tutorial videos. Even highly technical software such as Disk Drill can be simple to use — it just takes a lot more experience and energy to create it. How to recover Recycle Bin

#3 Scan your storage device for free

With Disk Drill for Windows installed and ready for use, it’s time to select your storage device on the main screen and start the recovery process. Disk Drill for Windows comes with an abundance of useful features and data management and protection tools, but you may safely ignore them for now. Disk Drill is designed to work right out of the box without any configuration. The regular data recovery scan cover almost all data recovery scenarios you will ever come across. Recycle bin recovery
We understand that you Word documents move across multiple devices — all of which can fail unexpectedly. These days, the typical office worker download a bunch of Word documents from the company’s share cloud storage solution, transfer them to her laptop, copies them onto a USB flash drive, and move them to a home PC to make last-minute adjustments. Disk Drill for Windows supports all major storage devices and file systems, including FAT32 and NTFS, which are used by the Windows operating system as well as Mac OS X and Linux.

How to recover unsaved Word document

Microsoft Word stores unsaved Word documents as files with the .asd extension. Disk Drill for Windows fully supports the recovery of this file extension, allowing you to restore your progress even if you forget to save your work in the first place. If the recovered file doesn’t contain everything you’ve written, that’s because Word didn’t have enough time to temporarily save it. However, it’s unusual to lose more than a few sentences this way.
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#4 Select which Word documents you want to recover

Disk Drill doesn’t just restore all deleted files on your computer, leaving you with a huge mess to sort out. Instead, it presents all findings as an ordered list of files, which you can sort by various criteria and filter using the filter function. If you want to, you can select only a single file, or you can select all files at once — Disk Drill won’t ever stay in your way.
With hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers around the world, Disk Drill is the most trusted data recovery solution in the world. It has an unmatched track record of success and a team of skilled, dedicated developers, who constantly release updates and add useful features. Recycle bin recovery

Extra data recovery methods for advanced users

Besides the standard recovery method, which covers virtually all data recovery cases out there, Disk Drill for Windows also comes with a special recovery method called Deep Scan. Like the name suggests, Deep Scan meticulously scans each and every sector of your storage device, looking for traces of deleted documents. This recovery method comes in handy if you have a lot of time and want to ensure that you don’t miss absolutely any file.
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    Thank you for your great product "Disk Drill." I have it installed on windows xp and have used it to restore data from an accidentally formatted external ntfs drive.
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