With the introduction of Retrieve Lost Documents utility, now it is quite easy to recover lost or deleted Microsoft Word documents. If you are looking for software to restore lost Word 2010 documents from USB flash drive then you have landed at the right page. Having capability to recover lost Word DOC files created on Microsoft Office Word 2000, 2002, 2003 and docx files created on Word 2007 as well as 2010 from formatted or corrupt USB drive, this software is the best tool for both Windows and Mac users.
Word documents or any other valuable files from USB drive are lost mainly because of accidental formatting. It could happen mistakenly on your computer, when you format USB drive while trying to format some another drive/partition. Or, USB flash drive might get format due to "Format Error". This error arises when you connect USB drive or any other removable media to your computer. It asks you to format the drive in order to use, and if by mistake you press enter, then complete data is erased from the USB flash drive. However, formatting of drive or deletion of files will not lead to permanent data loss. Only file pointers from the partition table are deleted and space is marked free to store new data. That’s why, drive is seen empty, and you think that data is gone forever. Files are present in the drive until they are not overwritten by fresh files. Therefore, you can use data recovery utilities to restore lost Word 2007 documents on Windows and Mac OS X systems.
Moreover, Word 2010 documents from USB drive are lost due to the following data loss scenarios:-
- Any sought of corruption in the file system of USB flash drive
- Abruptly pulling out USB drive from the computer during data transfer
- Deleting Word documents from USB drive thinking that they can be later recovered from Recycle Bin/Trash
- Using USB drive on virus-infected computers
- Copying/Moving lot of files, including Word 2010 document, simultaneously in the USB drive
- Virus, malware or spyware attack on your USB flash drive
Recover Lost Documents program is developed with some excellent drive scanning algorithms, which will restore missing docx files on Mac OS X Lion with ease. It helps to recover lost doc and docx files of Microsoft Office Word from USB flash drive, hard drive, FireWire drive, etc. Apart from restoring Word 2010 document, this tool can even retrieve folders, songs, videos, presentations, pictures, archives, games, applications, worksheets, emails, and much more. Furthermore, you can recover Microsoft Excel document lost during file transfer from USB drive with the help of this award-winning utility.
Steps to accomplish lost Word 2010 document recovery from USB drive
Step 1: Download and install Recover Lost Documents software on your computer. Now connect USB flash drive to the computer and open main window of the software as shown in fig A.
Fig A: Main Window
Step 2: Select the USB drive from the list of drives and press next to start the data recovery procedure as shown in fig B.
Fig B: Select USB Drive
Step 3: Software will show you a list of recovered Word files as shown in fig C. Finally, save the recovered Word 2010 document to your desired location.
Fig C: List of Recovered Word Files