Word 2016 – How to recover unsaved documents

The following steps show how to recover an unsaved document in Word 2016.

  1. Open Word 2016
  2. At the bottom left of the screen click on ‘Open Other Documents’ (TIP: If you don’t see this screen, click ‘FILE’ -> ‘Open’)
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  4. Scroll to the bottom of the ‘Recent Documents’ list and click on the ‘Recover Unsaved Documents’ button.
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  6. A window will open showing all the unsaved documents for the currently logged on user.
  7. Select the unsaved document you require – refer to the ‘Date modified’ to know when the document was last being used.
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  9. Click ‘Open’ and save the recovered document somewhere safe!