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How to Recover Unsaved, Deleted or Lost Pages Documents on Mac

Is it possible to recover an unsaved Pages document on Mac? Well, the answer is “Yes”. You can recover unsaved Apple Pages documents with the Pages auto-recovery feature. Then how about the deleted or lost Pages documents on Mac?

Fortunately, you can get workable methods to recover deleted or unsaved Pages documents on Mac here.

Recover Unsaved, Deleted or Lost Pages Documents on Mac

1Can You Find Lost Pages Documents on Mac

Actually, the auto-save feature in Pages is enabled by default. You may not recover the latest Pages document, but you can find the unsaved Pages document without new edits.

Furthermore, you can find disappeared Pages documents in the TemporaryItems folder. If Pages crashed and you lost your work, you can take measures below to recover a Pages document that wasn’t saved on Mac.

Method 1: Search for Lost Pages Document on Mac within Finder

Step 1: Open Finder. Choose Find from the File drop-down list on the top.

Step 2: Type the Pages document’s name in the Search engine and press Enter.

Step 3: Choose This Mac. Then confirm Document next to Kind.

Step 4: Find and recover an unsaved Pages document on Mac.

Method 2: Find Unsaved Pages Documents from Temp Folder

Step 1: Open Finder. Choose Applications in the left pane.

Step 2: Select Utilities and double-click on Terminal.

Step 3: Find and open the TemporaryItems folder.

Step 4: Right-click on your unsaved Pages document. Select Open with… to open the file with Microsoft Word.

Step 5: Click File followed by Save As to recover lost Pages documents on Mac.

Find Unsaved Pages Documents from Temp Folder

Method 3: Recover an Unsaved Pages Document with Pages Auto Recovery

Step 1: Find a Pages document.

Step 2: Open the document file with Pages.

Step 3: Check the history of your opened Pages documents.

Step 4: Recover an unsaved or lost Pages document on Mac.

2How to Recover Lost Pages Documents on Mac

To be honest, the possibility of recovering deleted or lost Pages documents on Mac with the above methods is slim. If you cannot find or recover Pages documents, you can turn to FoneLab Data Retriever for help. The Mac file recovery software can extract all recoverable document files.

Even though you have not Time Machine backup, you can recover deleted or lost Pages documents on Mac selectively and safely. It is the most effective way to recover accidentally or permanently deleted document files.

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How to Recover Deleted or Lost Pages Documents on Mac without Time Machine

Step 1: Free download and install Mac file recovery software. Launch the program and click “Start” under Mac Data Recovery. Now you can prepare to recover a previous version of a Pages document on Mac.

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Step 2: Mark before Document and the location where your Pages documents are lost. Then click Scan to scan for all saved and lost Pages documents.

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Step 3: You can see all Pages documents categorized in different formats. Well, if you cannot find your lost or formatted documents, you can enter into Deep Scan mode instead.

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Step 4: Select the document file based on your need. At last, click Recover to recover lost Pages documents on Mac. You had better save the recovered Pages documents to a new hard drive in case of data overwritten.

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Well, if you want to recover an unsaved Pages document on Mac only, you can try the built-in auto-save feature first. The unsaved Page document may also be in the Temporary Files folder on Mac.

As for recovering deleted or lost Pages documents from emptied Trash Bin, or elsewhere, FoneLab Data Retriever can be your best choice. You can get the high possibility to recover a replaced Pages document. Data Retriever will find all recoverable document files on Mac in a short time.

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May 13, 2019 09:00 / Posted by

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