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How do I recover an unsaved document?

Word maintains a copy of unsaved documents in case Word or your computer crashes. Usually, Word will automatically open its copy of an unsaved document when you reopen Word. If not, you can open an unsaved document to recover your work.

To recover an unsaved document:

  1. Click File > Info.
  2. Select Manage Versions.
    Manage Versions button
  3. Select Recover Unsaved Documents.
  4. Select the file you want to recover.
  5. Click Open.