Macos – How to recover an unsaved, word document downloaded from an email program

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I downloaded an essay for editing earlier today, worked on it for roughly four hours, and the program crashed. Many changes have been made since the download.

I haven't once saved the document so it's in the temporary files. Is there a way to recover the file with the saved changes?

Best Answer

Office for Mac should save autorecovery files at /Users/username/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office version AutoRecovery/Autorecovery save of filename.

If Word is still running or hanging you need to quit it before trying to open the autorecovered file.

And that all being said, press Cmd+S a bit more often! It's Word for Mac, after all.

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