Nearly everyone that owns a computer creates content. We write letters, make lists, write poems, create documents for our jobs, for party invitations - there are hundreds of reasons that we create these documents through the course of our lives. We use spreadsheets, databases, text editors, paint programs, and more. The most significant percentage of documents, however, are created with word processors like Microsoft Word. These documents are often very important to us, whether in real-world terms (like legal documents or documents produced for sale) or in sentimental terms, like poems, stories, letters, journals, and the like. Unfortunately, all too often, we don’t think in terms of their loss. Unfortunately, even in the computer age, human error is still a factor.
There are actions we can take to avoid this. Make a list of all the passwords you use and keep it in a secure place. Use a few variations of the same password. A full blown backup strategy is beyond the scope of this article, but even a simple digital backup to external media - hard drive, USB drive, CD or DVD - can go a long way towards safeguarding your work. If you’re reading this article, though, chances are it’s a little late for that, this time. You probably need to recover your document already. There’s good news. Office Password Recovery.