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Program for recovering Word, Excel documents in 2020

Lost one or more office documents after an accident? Formatted or repartitioned the disk containing important files? Office Recovery™ will help you get your documents back! Don’t know how to recover the documents? A step by step wizard will guide you through the entire recovery process!

Hetman Office Recovery™ 2.9

Office Recovery™ is designed to help when your office documents go missing. Implementing a range of highly sophisticated low-level disk analysis algorithms, Office Recovery™ can retrieve the missing documents even if the disk is corrupted, inaccessible, or does not appear as a drive letter. A special extra-safe recovery more is available for heavily worn and physically unstable devices.

Using Office Recovery™ is just as easy as installing it. A step by step wizard guides you through the entire recovery process, helping you choose the right options to achieve maximum recovery rates. From simple undelete to heavy duty recovery, Office Recovery™ solves all your data recovery needs when it comes to office documents.

Quick start

While we’re giving away the free evaluation version, not everyone is up to installing trial software when important files are still missing. And you don’t have to! Click on the following video to watch a two-minute tutorial and experience Office Recovery™ without downloading or installing.

Heavy Duty Recovery Engine

Office Recovery™ features a true heavy-duty data recovery engine. The very same engine is used in Hetman’s top of the line partition recovery tool used by system administrators, service centers and data recovery specialists. Thanks to this powerful engine, Office Recovery™ can easily recover documents other tools won’t.

Recovers Deleted Documents

Recovers Deleted Documents

The very existence of Windows Recycle Bin makes users much more lax about using the Delete button. After all, one can always undo the delete, right? Wrong! In many situations, a file is deleted directly and bypassing the Recycle Bin. No free disk space, cleared Recycle Bin or the use of Shift + Delete remove the file permanently from the disk. Or so it seems. Office Recovery™ can undo the deletion even if the file has been deleted directly and bypassing the Recycle Bin. Act soon to increase your chances of successful recovery!

Recovers Documents from Formatted and Repartitioned Devices

Recovers Documents from Formatted and Repartitioned Devices

Formatting the disk in Quick Format mode empties the file system but leaves all the actual files alone. Same goes for deleting a disk volume or repartitioning the disk. As a result, the documents from these disks are still there, waiting to be recovered. Office Recovery™ deals with dozens formatted and repartitioned on daily basis, recovering documents from disks that appear completely empty. Keep in mind that writing new files to these empty disks quickly reduces the chance of getting your old files back. Act soon to recover as many documents as possible!

Recovers Documents from Corrupted Partitions

Recovers Documents from Corrupted Partitions

It only takes a few bytes change in the beginning of the disk to render the entire device unreadable and inaccessible. Disk system structures are highly sensitive to accidental damage. An interrupted write operation or network transfer may render the entire storage device inaccessible. In extreme cases, you won’t even see the drive letter as Windows will not recognize a valid partition. Office Recovery™ is designed to handle these situations with ease. Its highly sophisticated data recovery engine will analyze the entire disk surface looking for recognizable documents by detecting known signatures identifying document-type of files.

The Human Factor

The Human Factor

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Many users will forget this wisdom, trying to clean up, optimize or ‘fix’ their tablet or notebook storage system. This often results in deleted files (“freeing up some disk space”), wiped Recycle Bin, and messed up RAID settings and broken system recovery options. It is these types of activities that make us friends with a good half of clients.

Recovers Unsaved Documents

Recovers Unsaved Documents

How many times did you close a document or shut down the computer only to realized that you never saved a copy? Lucky you! Office Recovery™ makes it possible to recover document that have never been saved. There’s no magic, just a trick. Microsoft Office applications routinely save temporary copies of working documents just in case. These temp copies get deleted as soon as you close the tool. Office Recovery™ will scan the disk looking for those deleted temporary saves, effectively recovering unsaved copies of working documents.

Recovers Documents from Memory Cards and USB Drives

Recovers Documents from Memory Cards and USB Drives

Hard disks aside, removable storage has its own share of problems. Accidental removal while write in progress, harsh storage and operating conditions, temperature and humidity extremes of your pockets, condensate and static electricity contributed to the death rate of even the most reliable media. However, things are not lost until you try Office Recovery™. Unless a truck drove over that flash drive, the actual files may still be there. Office Recovery™ will access the device in low level, read its entire content and attempt to extract any documents that are still there.

Recovers Documents from Faulty Storage Devices

Recovers Documents from Faulty Storage Devices

Seeing early signs of a hard drive failure? Unusual noises or the reported growth of the number of bad blocks and reallocated sectors are reliable indicators of an upcoming failure. If not caught in time, a failing hard drive may cause the entire system freeze. Don’t take chances! Office Recovery™ implements a special extra-safe recovery mode intended specifically for dealing with heavily worn and physically unstable hard drives. In this mode, Office Recovery™ reads the entire content of the device in one long read operation and saves it into a virtual drive image. This approach reduces the number of head movements and greatly improves your chance of successful recovery.

Features and Benefits

Hetman Software tool can help recover documents in a wide range of situations. Accidental and malicious damage, deleted documents and corrupted media are not a problem when you use Office Recovery™.

Recovers Documents and Spreadsheets

Office Recovery™ is designed to recover documents saved by Microsoft Office 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013, as well as OpenOffice. The following types of files are supported:

DOCX - Microsoft Word Document;
DOC - Microsoft Word 97-2003 Document;
DOT - Document Template;
XLS - Microsoft Word 97-2003 Document;
XLSX – Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet;

In addition to Microsoft Word and Excel documents, Office Recovery™ natively supports the OpenDocumet Format. This document format is employed by Open Office, Libre and Star Office applications. The following file types are supported:

ODT - OpenDocument Text Document;
ODS - OpenDocument Spreadsheet;

Finally, Office Recovery™ supports the following file formats:

PDF - Adobe Portable Document Format;
PDB - Document File;
RTF - Rich Text Format File;
WPD - WordPerfect Document;
WRI - Windows Write Document;

Supports All Types of Storage Media

Office Recovery™ supports all types of storage media including all magnetic and flash-based devices. Traditional and solid-state disks, memory cards, USB pen drives, external devices and many types of NAS and RAID arrays are supported.

Office Recovery™ supports all versions of FAT / exFAT, NTFS / ReFS, APFS / HFS+, Ext2 / 3 / 4 / ReiserFS and XFS / UFS. On NTFS volumes, compressed and encrypted files as well as NTFS Alternate Data Streams are supported. Office Recovery™ can recover documents from RAID arrays, assuming that the RAID is assembled and fully functional.

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Advanced File Recovery Engine

Office Recovery™ shares its data recovery engine with the company’s top of the line tool. This proven engine can reliably deal with badly damaged, corrupted and inaccessible storage devices by implementing content-aware search instead of relying solely on the file system. The company’s proven content-aware analysis uses a signature search algorithm to read the entire content of the device looking for identifiable file signatures. For example, DOC and DOCX files are identified with “D0 CF” and “50 4B” signatures respectively. This signature search helps Office Recovery™ locate document files stored on disks with damaged, emptied or missing file systems, and allows recovering files deleted a long time ago even if they no longer appear in the file system.

Advanced File Recovery Engine

Successful Recovery Guarantee

Office Recovery™ performs an additional integrity check just before adding a file to the list of recoverable documents. This extra validity check helps ensure that all files added to the list are actually 100% recoverable, and can be opened with a corresponding office application with no problem.

Ease of Use

Office Recovery™ is made to be used by ordinary computer users. We worked hard to make Office Recovery™ as easy and as safe to use as possible for a high-tech data recovery tool. The tool is driven with a fully guided step by step wizard helping the user choose the correct settings and achieve the best recovery rate. The additional integrity validation step takes place just before adding a document to the list of recoverable files, ensuring that only non-corrupted and 100% working documents ever appear on the list. This check greatly reduces the time required to go through all the entries, and eliminates the possibility of recovering a non-working file.

Step by Step Wizard

Ever installed a program? Using Office Recovery™ is no more difficult than that. You’ll get the same familiar wizard asking you simple questions:

  • On which disk are your documents located?
  • Would you like to perform a Quick or Comprehensive analysis?
  • Where do you want to save your files to?

When it comes to saving the files being recovered, Office Recovery™ offers a range of choices. Remember, you can’t save these files onto the same disk you’re recovering them from; otherwise, you’re risking to lose the files forever. When saving the documents recovered with Office Recovery™, you’ll need to specify a different disk or drive letter with enough disk space to fit all the files being recovered. If you don’t have a disk with enough free space, you can make Office Recovery™ burn the files onto a CD/DVD, create a number of ISO images, or automatically upload the files onto an FTP server.

Pre-Recovery Preview

Unlike competing tools listing recoverable files in a text-only list, Office Recovery™ offers a gallery view for all recoverable documents. The tool displays all recoverable files as thumbnails. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger version in a side panel, or double-click to open full-size preview. The built-in viewer displays previews of recoverable documents without saving the files on the damaged disk and without using any Microsoft Office or third-party components.

Searching and Filtering

Have a huge number of files or just need one document from a thousand files? Office Recovery™ offers convenient search and filtering functions allowing you to locate any file by simply typing a part of its name, specifying its create/modify date or entering the file size.

You can enter your search criteria before running the search, which may speed up the disk analysis, or search through document that’ve been already located.

System Requirements

Office Recovery™ does not impose any special system requirements. In fact, we tried to make it compatible with all current and legacy systems. Office Recovery™ was tested in all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows starting with Windows XP and up to the latest Windows 10. Office Recovery™ supports the following operating systems:

Windows 10

  • Threshold
  • Redstone
  • Anniversary Update
  • Creators Update
  • Fall Creators Update

Windows 8 / 8.1

  • Starter
  • Home Basic and Premium
  • Business
  • Enterprise
  • Ultimate

Windows 7

  • Starter
  • Home Basic and Premium
  • Professional
  • Enterprise
  • Ultimate

Windows Server

  • 2003
  • Home Server
  • 2008
  • Small Business Server
  • 2008 R2
  • Home Server 2011
  • 2012
  • 2012 R2

Windows Vista

  • Starter
  • Home Basic and Premium
  • Business
  • Enterprise
  • Ultimate

Windows XP

  • Home Edition
  • Professional Edition

Saving the Files

When recovering documents, you may need a lot of disk space available. The free disk space must be located on a device other than that being recovered. If you save documents onto the same disk you are recovering them from, you’ll be risking in overwriting the rest of the files, effectively rendering them unrecoverable.

Office Recovery™ offers a range of options to make it easier finding the required free disk space. You can save the files onto a different storage device, burn them onto a CD or DVD media, create a set of ISO images, or upload the files onto an FTP server.

Saving the Files

Questions and answers

  • 💊 The ransomware virus has blocked access to files in My Documents folder. How can I recover the lost documents?

    Ransomware viruses delete documents and creates their encrypted copies. Our program allows you to recover deleted documents and get access to the original files.

  • 💾 As a result of a power outage, the document was closed without saving. Can I restore an unsaved document, spreadsheet or presentation?

    Office programs often save documents automatically while you edit them. Learn how to restore an unsaved document by watching our video.

  • ⏲️ How much time do I have to recover deleted documents?

    Deleted documents can be overwritten during any write operation involving the disk in question. If you stop working with the disk immediately, then the documents can be restored at any time.

  • ⌛ If I pay for the program now, how long will it take before I receive my registration data?

    It depends on the payment method you use. If you order online with your credit card or PayPal, you will receive the registration key immediately after payment.

  • 💯 What are the requirements for successful data recovery?

    For successful recovery, you must stop using the storage device until the necessary files are fully restored.

    If it is an external drive, memory card or flash drive, then connect it to the PC and analyze them using our program.

    If the data is deleted as a result of formatting the system disk, resetting the operating system or reinstalling Windows, then stop further installation of the operating system and programs. Connect the drive to another computer and perform recovery operations.

    Recovered files must be saved to a different drive.

  • ⏱️ How long does it take to recover my data?

    Data recovery can take a long time if you work with a disk larger than 1 terabyte. Faulty drives can also be scanned for a long time. However, in most cases, recovery takes less than 30 minutes.

Reviews and Awards

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User reviews

Read user reviews of Hetman Software programs or share your experiences. Your review will be published after being moderated. We value your opinion! Total reviews: 7. Average ratings: 4.29.

Ricardo Lauronal
Ricardo Lauronal
Its okey and Good
Ayesh Perera
Ayesh Perera
I had never made a backup copy of my accounting documents. An unexpected power shortage damaged all accounting files for an entire quarter. Thank You!
This is good app
Dmitry Shapovalov
Dmitry Shapovalov
I had never made a backup copy of my accounting documents. An unexpected power shortage damaged all accounting files for an entire quarter. Now I have a backup copy for the last 7 days – and guys, thank you for your work and your product.
Oxana Kovalenko
Oxana Kovalenko
Thank you for the program and the excellent work of your support team. My husband cleaned my PC of viruses and unnecessary rubbish… after which we had to completely reinstall Windows. Apparently, no one thought about the “My Documents” folder. Hetman Office Recovery helped us restore nearly all documents.
Alexandra Malysheva
Alexandra Malysheva
Thanks to Hetman Software, this tiny program saves my day for the second time. Well, it does take a while to analyze the disk, but you can view all recoverable documents after it has finished. Everything is simple and reliable.

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