I need to restore an important Word document, need help *ASAP*

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Sebastior, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2013
    Okay so I accidentally deleted a word document that i really really need, is there a way to restore it?
  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you haven't emptied the Trash, you can pull it back out of the Trash. If you have emptied it, it's doubtful you can retrieve it. Search the forum for "file recovery" or "data recovery" and you'll find many threads with recommendations of apps that might help, such as:

    best data recovery software?
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2013
    Yeah i did delete it, but thanks for the tip!
  4. macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Word of advice. Setup a DropBox account for critical documents and consider a Time Machine backup for your Mac.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2013
    i have no idea how to use time machine
  6. Guiyon, Jan 5, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2013

    macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2008
    North Shore, MA
    Just buy an external hard drive at least as large, preferably larger than your internal drive (if you don't already have one) and watch this video on Apple's site. That should at least get you started.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Steve Ballmer

    Oct 2, 2009
    Redmond, WA
    If you have an external hard drive or an extra hard drive partition, it should be working automatically, backing up on an hourly basis.

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