Due to some unavoidable circumstances, many people spend hours in front of their computer, yet experience a jolt when they lose a word document, their hard work, unexpectedly. Reason- there may have been power failure or it may be a result of their carelessness of not saving it immediately. This makes them feel helpless and frustrated. They do not know what to do. But now, you need not worry for even a grave problem as this can be solved and any loss of files from Microsoft word document can be retrieved.

How Can I Auto Recover Microsoft Word File

Move to the word option[Microsoft Word 2007] from the word menu and shift to Advanced tab, where you will come across many boxes that are not checked. Look for Always Create Back-up copy and then Allow background Saves. This will help you re-store all your files instantly. The back-up files of word are saved as:- .wbk extension.

So, don’t get tensed if you lose your files by mistake, they can always be restores through the back-up copy.


You have two very easy ways of obtaining the word file from this method. You either check on your user application data or search the temporary folder.

* C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Data\ Microsoft\Word.
* C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\ Temp.

These given addresses can be opened in the Windows Explorer. If your operating system is installed in other drive other than Cdrive, then you will have to change the extension of the above address. Further, in place f the user name, use your OS name and you can fine many of your unsaved temporary files. In case of power failure or you system itself crashes, open your Microsoft Word once again, it will restore the data immediately.



  1. The software is being developed for the Microsoft word users and is designed keeping in mind the functionality and features of MS word. Kernel for word repair software now comes with the unique feature of selecting the in-built five different themes (Office 2007, Office 2010, Office XP, Office 2000, Office 2003, Office 2003 Luna, and Windows XP).

  2. Quite helpful. Thanks

    If you can’t find local data or local settings, you need to check-marked “show hidden files” and “uncheck-marked hide protected system files”. You can access this through “organize->folder and search option->view” (windows 7). In Windows XP this is through “Tools->Folder options->view”

  3. this doesnt help as i click on
    * C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Data\ Microsoft\Word.
    * C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\ Temp.

    i dont find local data, or local settings for me to click on.