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How to Recover Permanently Deleted/Lost Word Document on Mac for Free

by Ava, 2019-01-18

You may lose your Word document due to accidental deletion, the Word program or Mac shuts down suddenly, virus infected, or other sticky scenarios. No matte what the reason is, you can try the two possible ways in this article to recover deleted, even permanently deleted Word files with a free Mac Office file recovery tool and Time Machines.

Part 1. How to recover deleted Word document with a free Mac data recovery program

Part 2. How to restore lost Word document with Time Machine

Part 1. How to Recover deleted Word Files without a Backup

If you don’t have created a Time Machine backup, you can use the professional data recovery tool - TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac Free to get back the deleted Word document in the easiest way.

This all-in-one data recovery software allows you to recover deleted files on Mac as well as other storage devices, such as USB flash drive, pen drive, external hard drive, etc..

Tip: This tutorial is for Word data recovery on Mac, if you need help in recovering Word files on Windows, link to the online guide.

Step 1: Install and open TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac Free. Select the Word file type. TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac select "Recover all files" as default setting, but you also have option to recover a specific data category.

How to Recover Permanently Deleted/Lost Word Document on Mac for Free

Step 2: Select disk and scan. TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac will list all your hard disks and external storage devices. You need to choose the source drive where you have lost the Word file.

How to Recover Permanently Deleted/Lost Word Document on Mac for Free

Step 3: Preview and restore deleted Word document on Mac. When the scan is completed, TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac will offer you all the recently deleted files on the disk. You just need to choose "Document", preview and find out the Word files you want. Then, click "Recover" to retrieve the document to a safe place.

How to Recover Permanently Deleted/Lost Word Document on Mac for Free

Part 2. How to Recover deleted Word Files with Time Machine

If you have used the Time Machine to make a regular Mac backup, you can restore the deleted Word document from the backup. However, if not, you have to use the Mac data recovery application recommended in Part 1 to do data recovery.

Step 1. Go to "System Preference" > "Time Machine" and select "Show Time Machine" in the menu bar.

Step 2. You need to select the folder from where you have lost the deleted Word document files.

Step 3. Looking for the target Word files in the folder you have selected. If there are too many files, you need to check them carefully.

Step 4. Select the file and click the "Restore" button at the bottom of the window to restore the deleted Word document from Time Machine backup.

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