How to Recover a WPS Document File - 3 Ways

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"how do I recover a WPS file? The file corrupted and it seems I had not saved it before and get the software quit, resulting in the file lost."

WPS office suite is a great package developed by Kingsoft. To be honest, it is more suitable for individuals and people work in the office, besides offering the features as Word document, Spreadsheet, and Presentation file, it displays all the opened files side-by-side, making it quite easy for users to edit and modify. However, like Microsoft Office, for some reasons like below can also result in WPS files lost:

  • The computer powered off, lost the WPS file without saving it.
  • Deleted WPS files purposely or unintentionally.
  • WPS file corrupted, you have to quite the software before saving it.
  • Had forgotten to save the WPS file and quit the software
  • WPS Document loss due to Computer crashed or formatted drive

No matter how you lost the files, if you want to recover corrupted WPS files or recover a lost WPS file, you can try the following 3 ways. Choose the one that’s right for you.

Part 1. How to Recover Corrupted/Lost/Deleted WPS File Efficiently

Part 2. How to Recover a WPS File from the Pop-up

Part 3. How to Recover Unsaved WPS File from Backup Management

Part 1. How to Recover Corrupted/Lost/Deleted WPS File Efficiently

No matter how and when a WPS file is lost, the very first thing you must do is to recover the WPS document file right away. You know, any hesitation and improper operation on your computer will result in the WPS file lost permanently. And the most efficient and quickest way to recover WPS files is to make full use of data recovery software. With the help of data recovery software, it will make it directly and easier for you to scan and find the lost WPS files, not need you to look for the file there and here manually.

To recover WPS files, I strongly recommend you iBeesoft Data Recovery. It is one of the most popular and reliable software tools to recover lost, deleted and corrupted WPS files. Compared with other software, this software is friendly for users to use. Continued to update, developed with the latest technology, and designed with the simpler interface and no jargon. It worth you a try! Here in the following, I’m going to explain how to recover WPS document files with this Windows or Mac data recovery software.

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Step 1. Install the WPS data recovery software

No matter you want to recover a WPS file on Windows PC or Mac, you need to download and install the software on your computer first. Luckily, the software has a standalone version for Windows PC and Mac. Each version is fully compatible with all the operating systems. Feel free to download it on your computer from which you’ve lost the WPS files.

Step 2. Select file types to scan

Launch the WPS file recovery software. After then, you can see the supported file types are selected in the startup window. If you want it to scan all the deleted or lost files for you, keep all the supported files selected and click “Start”. If not, please unselect files except Documents before click "Start".

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Step 3. Select target drive to scan

In the next window, you can see all drives, including connected USB flash drives if there are any, are list. Please select the one where the lost WPS files were saved or the WPS files default to save to. After then, click "Scan" to recover permanently deleted files in Windows or Mac.

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Step 4. Preview and recover WPS files

There is a progress bar telling you how the scanning process goes on. Please be patient, letting the software finished scanning WPS files. When it finished, you can see all found files are sorted into categories. Select the file type first in the left panel and check out the details on the right side. When finding the lost or deleted WPS files, select them and click "Recover" to save them on your PC or Mac.

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Please note that the WPS file recovery software has two scanning modes. The default mode is Quick Scan. And the Deep Scan is in the result window. Quick Scan lets users scan and recover files with complete file information while the Deep Scan allows users to find any file even with part of the file information lost. You can try the Deep Scan if you did not find the target WPS files with the Quick Scan mode.

Part 2. How to Recover a WPS File from the Pop-up

If your computer not powered off, losing the WPS file, there might be a pop-up after you relaunch the WPS software, especially if there was any error for the WPS software. In this case, you can recover the unsaved WPS file by making use of the pop-up. The steps are simple:

Launch the WPS software and wait a moment to see whether there is a pop-up. If there is, restore the unsaved WPS file by following the reminder.

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Part 3. How to Recover Unsaved WPS File from Backup Management

If WPS exits unexpectedly, and there is no pop-up, you can make use of the "Backup Management" to find the unsaved WPS file.

1. Launch the WPS software and open a file.

2. Click the "Menu" option and select "Backup Management".

3. After then, click the "View Backup" option. You can see the backed up WPS files one by one. Select the one you need and open it in WPS. After then, save it somewhere on your computer. That’s it.

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