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How to open a backup file in word

Summary

This article describes how Microsoft Word creates and recovers AutoRecover (.asd) files (AutoSave in Word 7.x) when you select the “Save AutoRecover Info every Minutes” check box. (To locate this option, click Options on the Tools menu and then click the Save tab.)

More Information

Note AutoRecover or AutoSave does not replace the Save command. You should use the Save command to save your document at regular intervals and when you finish working on it.

AutoRecover is only effective for unplanned disruptions, such as a power outage or a crash. AutoRecover files are not designed to be saved when a logoff is scheduled or an orderly shutdown occurs.

Setting the location for .asd files

If you do not set a location for AutoRecover files, Word places them in the temporary directory.

To set the .asd location, follow these steps:

On the Tools menu, click
Options, and then click the File Locationstab.

Note In Word 2007, follow these steps to open the File Locations dialog box:

Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.

In the left pane, click
Advanced.

In the right pane, click File Locations under General section.

In the File Types box, click
AutoRecover Files

Note In Word 7.x, click AutoSave.

Enter the name of the folder in which you want Word to store recovered documents.

If a new folder location is needed, click Create New Folder, type the new folder name, click OK, and click OK to exit.

Naming conventions

Word 97 and later versions of Word: The naming convention for Word AutoRecover files is “AutoRecovery save of .asd,” where is the file name of the document.

Word 7.x: The naming convention for Word AutoSave files is

Wra####.asd, where #### is a number generated randomly by Windows.

Opening saved files

When you start Word, it searches for any .asd files. If Word finds any, it does the following:

Renames each .asd file to .wbk. In Word 7.0 SR-2 or later, the extension is .wbk.

NOTE: The #### numbers may not be the same as the .asd filename because Word avoids any naming conflicts with existing .bak files.

Opens all AutoRecover files.

Deletes the AutoRecover file (the “AutoRecovery save of .wbk” or the

Wra####.bak file) when you do either of the following:

Save the recovered file.

-or-
Close the recovered file without saving it.

When files are renamed

Word renames the AutoRecover files in the case that the program hangs (stops responding) when the AutoRecover file is opened. The next time Word is started you see the following symptoms.

Microsoft Office Word 2007, Microsoft Office Word 2003, and Microsoft Word 2002

Word will start with the Document Recovery Task Pane listing the available files that Word recovered. Following the name of the file will be a status indicator that shows what was performed to the file during recovery. The status of Original indicates the Original file based on last manual save. The status of Recovered is the file recovered during recovery process or file saved during a AutoRecover save process. The Document Recovery task pane lets you open the files, view what repairs were made, and compare the recovered versions. You can then save the version you want to use and delete the other versions, or save all the open files to review later.

Word 2000

Word will start. If Word was able to detect a recovered file, Word will start with the document open. In the title bar, the document is listed as (Recovered). You then have the option to save the file back to the original name or to save as a different name.

Word 97

Word encountered file corruption while opening . Part of this document may be recoverable. Attempt recovery now?

If you click Yes, Word attempts to recover all or part of the file. If you click No, the .wbk file remains in the AutoRecovery directory.

Word 7.x

Word renames the AutoSave files in the case that program hangs (stops responding) when you open the AutoSave file. If a problem occurs that damages the AutoSave file, you can still recover your work using the

Wra####.bak file, located in the AutoSave directory.

After Word renames your .asd files, it does not automatically open the .bak files, so you must open them manually by clicking Open on the File menu. To list all the .bak files, type

In the following article, we discuss what is the WPS file and how can one view it in MS-Word with the help of external file installation.

How to open a backup file in word

Amy Dennis

Dec 21, 2020 • Filed to: Recover & Repair Files • Proven solutions

Time and again, we come across the WPS file while working on the Windows Operating System. However, not many of us are aware of what these files really are. There are many users who have associated themselves with the Windows Operating System for long without caring to garner any knowledge about the WPS file. In the given article, we shall discuss all the possible methods that can prove to be useful when it comes to accessing a WPS file in Microsoft Word. For the ones who are lacking knowledge about the WPS file, we shall first try and understand what the WPS file really is. Following this, we shall list out the methodologies that can prove to be useful when it comes to opening the WPS file in Microsoft Word.

Part 1 What is the WPS File?

To begin with, one needs to understand that the WPS file format is quite similar to the DOC format. However, while being a text document, it is created with the Microsoft Works Word Processor and doesn’t come with the advanced formatting options and macros that are otherwise included in the Word document. Users should note that while most versions of Microsoft Word can open a WPS file along with Microsoft Publisher, but the format has been discontinued since 2006, and further replaced with the standard MS Word DOC format.

So, what is the use of the WPS file then? Users must note that the WPS file format is used by Microsoft Works Word Processor Files. The files with the WPS extension contain word processing documents that have been created by the Microsoft Works software suite. While containing richly formatted text along with images, the WPS file format also includes clipart and tables. There is the inclusion of a C++ library, which is called ‘libwps’ and it allows reading and writing of WPS documents. The library also allows for the functioning of applications that include ‘OxygenOffice’ and ‘NeoOffice’ that allow for the opening and editing of a WPS file.

Part 2 How do I open the WPS File in Word?

For the users looking to access their WPS file in Word, the methodologies have been discussed in this section. In order to assist users, Microsoft offers a free file which is named as ‘WorksConv.exe’ and is compatible with Microsoft Word 2000 and later variants. This helps you access all the WPS file formats, which Microsoft Works 6.0-9.0 documents.  For the ones who are looking to access a primitive version of the WPS file, which could include a WPS file that has been created with Microsoft Works 4.0 or 4.5, there is another free file being offered by Microsoft called the ‘Wks4Converter_en-US.msi’ file which has ease of compatibility with Microsoft Word 2000 or later.

We recommend that users install both the above-listed files if they are looking to open a WPS file in Microsoft Word. However, an additional note for our users is that Microsoft Word 2013 is capable of opening Microsoft Works 6.0 to 9.0. However, the default feature in Word 2013 doesn’t mean that one doesn’t have to download and install the ‘Wks4Converter_en_US.msi’ file, especially if they are looking to open Microsoft Works 4.0 or 4.5 documents.

How to open a backup file in word

So, here are the steps to access a WPS file in Word:

1) Ensure that above-listed files have been downloaded;

2) Start the process by closing all the Microsoft Word Windows that were previously opened;

3) You are now required to double-click the ‘WorksConv.exe’ file and follow the prompts in order to complete the installation. Similarly, double-tap the ‘Wks4Converter_en-US.msi’ file, and following its prompts, complete its installation too.

4) Once both the files have been downloaded with the help of prompts, you can open Microsoft Word in order to open the WPS file.

How to open a backup file in word

5) Once you are within the MS-Word interface, tap ‘File’, and then tap on ‘Open’. If you do not come across a File Menu, click the Microsoft Office button that appears in the top left of the Word Window, and then tap on Open.

6) Please note that the users working on Word 2013 are required to select ‘Computer’, followed by ‘Browse’ after starting by clicking on the ‘Open’ option.

7) Once you have accessed the Open Window, within the ‘File of Type’ drop-down menu, or the unlabeled drop-down menu that appears next to the File name text field, you should come across multiple options; ‘Works 4.x (.wps), ‘Works 6-9 Document (.wps), or ‘Works 6.0 (.wps).

8) Users are then required to choose the file version which they are trying to open in Word. For the ones who aren’t really sure of the version of their WPS file, it’s best to go for the ‘Works 6-9 Document (.wps) option.

9 )The final step includes browsing to the location of the WPS file you are looking to open, selecting the file, and tapping the ‘Open’ button.

While users can successfully open the WPS file, there is also the option to save all the hassle by simply converting the opened WPS file into a Word File. The steps for the same have been listed below.

1) Once the WPS file has been opened and modified; simply click File and tap ‘Save As’. For the ones who do not come across a File Menu, you can tap the ‘Microsoft Office Button’ that appears in the top left of the Word Window, and then tap on ‘Save As’.

2) Once you have accessed the ‘Save As’ window, choose the location where you wish to save the file.

3) Rename the file as per your choice, and while saving the WPS file, make sure to select ‘Microsoft Word (.doc) format from the drop-down menu.

4) Tap on ‘OK’ or ‘Save’ when you are done with the saving.

How to open a backup file in word

Accessing a WPS file in Word is not difficult if one has the correct methodology to follow. Once the required files have been installed, you can repeatedly open your WPS file in Word without any hassle. However, if you are looking to open the WPS file in different locations or systems, we recommend that you go for the conversion of the WPS file to Word file using the above steps.

How to open a backup file in word

Every user seems to have that one tale where they or a person they know lost hours and hours of progress on their work due to some unexpected event – such as a power outage, that restarted their PC and wiped their document clean. While it could be true that such individuals may have had to re-do their whole document, it is also true that this is due to their own lack of understanding and mastery over the tools they used.

See, the inadvertent push of a button or a momentary power outage may close the MS Word window of the file you were working on, that doesn’t mean that the content in the said document was lost. MS Word has had an auto-save and recovery feature for more than 20 years now – so the problem with lost documents probably wasn’t that it couldn’t be done, so much as it was that the person whose data was scrubbed didn’t know that said work could be recovered and how to go about doing so.

Luckily, the latest iterations of MS Word have been configured with such cases in mind, so even if you happen to close the window at the wrong time, the user interface automatically suggests that you recover your work from the autosave repository. Still, if that doesn’t happen for some reason, or you just wish to do the recovery manually, there is a quick and easy way to do it.

How to Recover Lost Text in MS Word – Method 1

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Click “Blank document”.
  3. Choose “Files”, located in the top left corner.
  4. Choose “Info”.
  5. Go to “Manage Document”.
  6. Choose “Recover Unsaved Documents”.
  7. Choose an unsaved document from the list and then select “Open”.
  8. Select “Save As” and choose under what name and in what folder the file is to be saved.
  9. Click on “Save” to finish the job.

How to Recover Lost Text in MS Word – Method 2

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Select “Open”.
  3. Choose “Recover Unsaved Documents”.
  4. Choose the appropriate ASD file and click on Open.
  5. Select “Save As” and choose under what name and in what folder the file is to be saved.
  6. Click on “Save” to finish the job.

How to Minimize Data Loss When Recovering MS Word Documents

Following these steps will ensure that you never have to lose more than a minute’s worth of progress on a document when you recover it.

Summary

This article describes how Microsoft Word creates and recovers AutoRecover (.asd) files (AutoSave in Word 7.x) when you select the “Save AutoRecover Info every Minutes” check box. (To locate this option, click Options on the Tools menu and then click the Save tab.)

More Information

Note AutoRecover or AutoSave does not replace the Save command. You should use the Save command to save your document at regular intervals and when you finish working on it.

AutoRecover is only effective for unplanned disruptions, such as a power outage or a crash. AutoRecover files are not designed to be saved when a logoff is scheduled or an orderly shutdown occurs.

Setting the location for .asd files

If you do not set a location for AutoRecover files, Word places them in the temporary directory.

To set the .asd location, follow these steps:

On the Tools menu, click
Options, and then click the File Locationstab.

Note In Word 2007, follow these steps to open the File Locations dialog box:

Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.

In the left pane, click
Advanced.

In the right pane, click File Locations under General section.

In the File Types box, click
AutoRecover Files

Note In Word 7.x, click AutoSave.

Enter the name of the folder in which you want Word to store recovered documents.

If a new folder location is needed, click Create New Folder, type the new folder name, click OK, and click OK to exit.

Naming conventions

Word 97 and later versions of Word: The naming convention for Word AutoRecover files is “AutoRecovery save of .asd,” where is the file name of the document.

Word 7.x: The naming convention for Word AutoSave files is

Wra####.asd, where #### is a number generated randomly by Windows.

Opening saved files

When you start Word, it searches for any .asd files. If Word finds any, it does the following:

Renames each .asd file to .wbk. In Word 7.0 SR-2 or later, the extension is .wbk.

NOTE: The #### numbers may not be the same as the .asd filename because Word avoids any naming conflicts with existing .bak files.

Opens all AutoRecover files.

Deletes the AutoRecover file (the “AutoRecovery save of .wbk” or the

Wra####.bak file) when you do either of the following:

Save the recovered file.

-or-
Close the recovered file without saving it.

When files are renamed

Word renames the AutoRecover files in the case that the program hangs (stops responding) when the AutoRecover file is opened. The next time Word is started you see the following symptoms.

Microsoft Office Word 2007, Microsoft Office Word 2003, and Microsoft Word 2002

Word will start with the Document Recovery Task Pane listing the available files that Word recovered. Following the name of the file will be a status indicator that shows what was performed to the file during recovery. The status of Original indicates the Original file based on last manual save. The status of Recovered is the file recovered during recovery process or file saved during a AutoRecover save process. The Document Recovery task pane lets you open the files, view what repairs were made, and compare the recovered versions. You can then save the version you want to use and delete the other versions, or save all the open files to review later.

Word 2000

Word will start. If Word was able to detect a recovered file, Word will start with the document open. In the title bar, the document is listed as (Recovered). You then have the option to save the file back to the original name or to save as a different name.

Word 97

Word encountered file corruption while opening . Part of this document may be recoverable. Attempt recovery now?

If you click Yes, Word attempts to recover all or part of the file. If you click No, the .wbk file remains in the AutoRecovery directory.

Word 7.x

Word renames the AutoSave files in the case that program hangs (stops responding) when you open the AutoSave file. If a problem occurs that damages the AutoSave file, you can still recover your work using the

Wra####.bak file, located in the AutoSave directory.

After Word renames your .asd files, it does not automatically open the .bak files, so you must open them manually by clicking Open on the File menu. To list all the .bak files, type

Microsoft Word glossary backup

Files with svg extension are used by the Microsoft Word program. An svg file stores glossary backup.

There are 5 other file types using
the SVG file extension!

.svg – XML based scalable vector graphics format [common]

.svg – Saved game data

.svg – Active Backup Expert project

.svg – SuperView Graphic bitmap

.svg – SVG fonts format

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SVG file extension – Microsoft Word glossary backup

What is svg file? How to open svg files?

File type specification:

Backup file type

svg file icon:

The svg file extension is associated with Microsoft Word, a powerful authoring program that gives you the ability to create and share documents by combining a comprehensive set of writing tools with the easy-to-use Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, which is part of Microsoft Office.

The svg files were used in some versions of Microsoft Word for backups of their glossary files.

The gly file extension was used for glossary files in some versions of Microsoft Word. Its possible that the .svg files are its backup.

This svg file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

How to open a backup file in word

As Microsoft Office users, we have all endured the loss of unsaved documents, which also means loss in hours or sometimes even days of hard work due to a power failure or system crash. Not all hope is lost as Office features an auto-recovery option where it automatically saves the document at regular intervals in case of any mishaps.

This feature is available in Office 365 and earlier versions as Microsoft Office 2016 was used in this guide. Office is also equipped with the option to create backup copies of your documents that are stored alongside the original file for file restoration in the future. Let us guide you on how you can recover, restore, and backup unsaved documents in Office on Windows 10.

How to recover lost files in Office (Windows 10)

  1. Open the Start menu and type word in the search bar. Click on the Microsoft Word app to proceed.
    How to open a backup file in word
  2. Select the Blank document to proceed.
    How to open a backup file in word
  3. Select the Files tab on the top left corner of the window.
    How to open a backup file in word
  4. Switch to the Info tab by clicking on it in the Files menu.
    How to open a backup file in word
  5. Click on the Manage Document option and select Recover Unsaved Documents to continue.
    How to open a backup file in word
  6. Select the last unsaved document from the list (the files would be saved in ASD format) and click on Open.
    How to open a backup file in word
  7. This would load the latest version of the file that Word managed to store before your system crashed or the power went out. Keep in mind that this might not contain the latest changes that you might have made to it and could be missing a few lines to a few paragraphs depending on when it got saved last. Select Save As from the notification bar to save the document as a finished Word file.
    How to open a backup file in word
  8. Type in a file name and click on Save to finish the process.
    How to open a backup file in word
  9. You can now view the Word file as now it is stored permanently on your PC.
    How to open a backup file in word

Alternatively, you can also use another method to auto recover files in Office on Windows 10.

  1. Click on Open in the Files tab on Word.How to open a backup file in word
  2. Select the Recover Unsaved Documents option in the middle of the screen at the bottom.
    How to open a backup file in word
  3. Simply select the ASD file and click on Open to view the file. Now you can repeat the instructions from Step 7 above to save the unsaved document as a permanent Word file on your PC.
    How to open a backup file in word

How to minimize data loss and create backup copies

  1. After opening Word or any other Office program, scroll down to click on the Options menu at the bottom left corner of the home screen.
    How to open a backup file in word
  2. Switch to the Save tab.
    How to open a backup file in word
  3. Now you need to ensure that the two boxes at the top are checked i.e. Save AutoRecover information every XX minutes and Keep the last AutoRecovered version if I close without saving.
    How to open a backup file in word
  4. Switch to the Advanced tab and scroll down to check the box that says Always create a backup copy. Now, this would create a backup copy of your Word files in a WBK format in the event of file corruption or data loss. Please keep in mind that these files will be stored in the same location as the original file as “Backup copy of (File Name).wbk”. Also, the latest changes will not reflect in the backup as this works similarly to the auto-recovery feature.
    How to open a backup file in word

In order to minimize the loss of data, simply change the Save AutoRecover information every XX minutes value to 1 instead of 10 in the step 3. Word will now store data with an interval of 60 seconds instead of 10 minutes as specified earlier. This can drastically reduce the amount of data loss in case of an accident.

You can also access the autosaved files directly by copying the path address from the AutoRecover file location menu. Click on OK to save the changes.

How to open a backup file in word

Now open up the File Explorer by pressing the Windows key + E. Paste the path in the address bar as shown and press Enter.

How to open a backup file in word

Right-click on the auto-recovery file that you wish to open and Open with Word to recover.

How to open a backup file in word

You can backup, restore, and recover unsaved documents in Office on Windows 10 by just following a few simple steps. No panic! If you have any other data recovery related concerns then feel free to let us know in the comments section and we will try to cover them for you.

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Learn how to recover Word document after crash in this guide. We have provided five different solutions to do Word crashed recover document right here.

Word Recovery

Sep 21,2020 • Filed to: Document Recovery • Proven solutions

“My computer was crashed and I lost my Word document. Can someone please tell me how to recover Word document after crash?”

This is a common query that a lot of readers ask us these days. While it might seem like an unexpected situation, you can easily recover crashed Word file. In order to perform Word crashed recover document, you can follow some native methods or even use a third-party tool. In this guide, we will explore 5 different solutions for how to recover crashed Word document in detail.

  • Part 1: The Common Scenarios for a Crashed System
  • Part 2: How to Recover Word Document after a System Crash?
  • Part 3: Regularly Save Documents while Editing and Maintain their Backup

Part 1: The Common Scenarios for a Crashed System

Ideally, there could be different reasons for a computer to get crashed. Here are some of the common scenarios.

  • A third-party application can get corrupt or stop working in between, causing a crash.
  • Your system can run out of resources or primary storage.
  • It can also be infected by a malware or virus.
  • The Word document might hang or get corrupt as well.
  • The partition or storage unit might get inaccessible.
  • There would be an issue with Windows firmware.

Part 2: How to Recover Word Document after a System Crash?

Once the system has been crashed, you might end up losing your Word file. In this case, you can follow these solutions to do Word document recovery.

1. Recover Word Document on the Windows System

Chances are that you might not be able to find your Word document. If you are lucky, then you can recover Word document after crash by simply looking for it. To do this, open Windows Explorer and visit the location where the file is expected to be saved. Now, just enter the file name in the search bar and look for it on your system.

How to open a backup file in word

2. Recover Word Document from the Recycle Bin

One of the best things about Windows is that the operating system doesn’t delete anything right away. If the system is crashed and you have lost the file, then you might find it in the Recycle Bin. To recover crashed Word file, visit the Recycle Bin and find the document. Right-click it and restore it to its original location.

How to open a backup file in word

3. Recover Word Document by Auto Recovery

Microsoft Word has a native Auto Recovery feature. In case of the application crash, it can automatically recover the document and save the changes. If you are lucky, then you can just find the autosaved document on the interface itself. To do MS Word crash recovery, simply restart the application after the system crash. On the left panel, you can view the details of the auto recovered document. Simply select it and load it on MS Word.

How to open a backup file in word

4. Recover Word Document by Checking the Original Folder for .wbk Files

The Word Backup (.wbk) files are automatically created by the application if the auto-backup feature is enabled. In case of the application crash, Word would maintain the backup and will save it in the same location where the original file is present. Therefore, you can just visit the original folder and look for the relevant .wbk file. Select it and open it with MS Word to review its content.

How to open a backup file in word

5. Recover Closed Word Documents with Recoverit

If none of the above-stated methods would work, then you need to use a crashed Word document recovery tool. We recommend using Recoverit as it provides seamless Word recovery solutions. You can recover all kinds of Office files that are lost or deleted under different scenarios.

How to open a backup file in word

Recoverit

A Life Saver to Solve Your Data Loss Problems!

  • The data recovery tool can scan the internal storage of your system or any other connected external device.
  • It features two different scanning methods and a user-friendly interface.
  • There is a provision to first preview the recovered data and later restore it selectively to a safe location.
  • Apart from MS Word documents, it can also recover photos, videos, music, emails, compressed files, and hundreds of other file formats.

To learn how to recover Word document after crash using Recoverit, follow these steps:

Step 1 Choose a recovery mode

Firstly, launch the Recoverit tool and from its home, select a recovery mode. It can be lost partition recovery, external device recovery, and so on.

How to open a backup file in word

Step 2 Select a location to scan

In order to proceed, you need to select where you wish to look for the crashed Word file. You can select an internal partition or an external device (like pen drive, SD card, external hard disk, etc.) as well.

How to open a backup file in word

Step 3 Recover your Word documents

Wait for a while as Recoverir would scan the location and retrieve all the lost/deleted Word documents. It is recommended not to close the application in between the data recovery process.

How to open a backup file in word

In the end, you can just preview the results and recover crashed Word file. The results are already segregated into different categories for your convenience. If needed, you can perform a more comprehensive (all-around) recovery as well to get better results.

Part 3: Regularly Save Documents while Editing and Maintain their Backup

If you don’t want to suffer from an unwanted situation like Word crashed recover document, then make sure you regularly save your files. You can just press Ctrl + S to save your document.

To maintain their backup, go to the file menu and click on the “Save As” option. This will let you maintain a second copy of your documents wherever you want. Afterward, even if the original document has been lost, you can retrieve the content from its backup.

How to open a backup file in word

Conclusion

By following this stepwise approach, you can easily recover Word document after crash or recover it after lost. Out of all the options, Recoverit is a recommended choice and will come handy to you on different occasions.

A part from Word documents, it can be used to recover all kinds of data files too. If you found this guide useful, then feel free to share it with your friends as well and teach them how to recover Word document after crash.

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Outlook users often find it troublesome to access their emails without Outlook. But this problem can be easily resolved if you convert Outlook email to Word document. In this blog, we will tell you some amazing methods to save emails from Outlook to Word Document. To begin with, we will read a user query.

User-Query: “My colleague send me a bundle of important documents pasting on the email body of Outlook. We need to edit those documents and it is not possible to do the task by opening the email every time we need. For this reason, we want to convert Outlook PST to Word. We have tried some manual methods but those did not work. Can anyone suggest a reliable method, preferably a software, that can export emails from Outlook into Word document? I will be grateful.”

Ways to Convert Outlook Email to Word Document

Outlook users often complain about trying methods available on Internet and failing miserably. Therefore, we have been particularly careful in compiling the methods here. All the approaches shared here have been tested by our team. So, you can choose any of these without worrying any further.

A: Convert Outlook PST to Word with PST Converter

The first approach in our list is SysTools Outlook PST File Converter Tool. This software can easily convert all the Outlook emails into Word document files. Additionally, the application offers three Word file types to save Outlook emails. These are: DOC, DOCX, and RTF. Choose the format you want and the program will export the emails in designated format.

Step 2: Add Outlook PST file from its location.

Step 3: Preview Outlook emails in different modes.

Step 4: Click on Export & select Document from file types. Choose between DOCX, DOC, and RTF.

Step 5: Click on Export to convert Outlook email to Word document.

B: Export Emails from Outlook to Word DOC

The second method that we will discuss has to be performed using the native options of your computer. It does not include any use of third-party tools.

a. Launch Outlook and open the email you want to export in Word Document.

b. Click on File menu and then click on “Save As”.

c. Enter a filename and select Text Only as the file type.

d. Click on Save button to save the file.

e. Go to the location where you saved the email and select that file.

f. Right-click on it and click on Open With option. Choose Microsoft Word to open the email.

g. After opening, press CTRL + S together to get the Save As dialog box.

h. Here, choose Word Document from Save as type and click on Save button.

Thus, you can convert Outlook emails to Word files and open using MS Word.

Confused about Which One to Choose: Here Is Our Suggestion

As both methods are tested by our team, you can choose any of them. If you are looking for a free method and have Outlook installed on your computer, then you can choose the manual method. But, if you have an orphan PST file and have a bulk amount of emails to convert, then the software is the best solution for you.

Want to Convert Outlook Email to Word Document for Free?

The software also offers a free trial version that you can get to convert Outlook PST to Word for free. Using this version, you can convert 25 emails from your Outlook account to Word document. Just download the tool from this link given below and get started.

Distinguished Features of Outlook to Word Converter

The software we have mentioned here is a complete solution for Outlook users who want to export their Outlook file data in other applications and formats. This is a Windows based software suitable for all versions including Windows 10. Outlook data files generated in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, and older versions.

  • Convert Outlook email to Word document without Outlook
  • Process ANSI and Unicode PST of any size
  • Preview full contents of Outlook emails
  • Selective Outlook email export is possible
  • Convert Outlook emails in EML, PDF, HTML, etc.
  • Export PST contacts in VCF (vCard) format
  • Save Outlook calendar in standard ICS file
  • Convert data from corrupted PST files

Conclusion

If you can convert Outlook email to Word document, you can easily open the Outlook emails without Outlook. Also, you will be able to perform editing on those emails if necessary. This blog focused on providing some proven solutions to export Outlook PST to Word Document. Choose any method you want, but if you want the conversion process to be quick and hassle free, PST Converter is the software you need.