Google Docs is the online free service to help users create and edit documents, even collaborate with others, it is the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office Word. Therefore, many users prefer to manage their documents in Google Docs.
But what if you deleted a Google Docs by accident and want to get it back? Is it possible or is there any solution to recover a recently even recover a permanently deleted Google Docs after 30 days? Yes, we have.
Yes, it is possible to recover both recently and permanently deleted Google Docs after 30 days.
For recently deleted Google Docs, Google Drive can keep it in the Trash folder for 30 days, as long as you didn’t perform the “Delete Forever” action in Google Drive Trash, you can recover it anytime within 30 days of the date of deletion.
For permanently deleted Google Docs that moved to Trash bin for 30 days, if you have backed up or once saved the Google Docs to your computer offline, you can still recover it using a data recovery tool.
Without “Delete Forever”, your deleted Google Docs will be still saved in Trash folder in Google Drive. To find and recover a recently deleted Google Docs within 30 days, all you need to do is to check out the files in Google Drive Trash bin.
Though we are not allowed to recover permanently deleted Google Docs from Google Drive, we can restore a Google Docs from a backup or offline copy, because we possibly once created or edited the Google Docs in local folder before uploading to Google Drive. In this case, we have 3 ways to recover a permanently deleted Google Docs on Mac or Windows.
Cisdem Data Recovery is a data recovery program to recover permanently deleted files from internal or external hard drive. As long as you once saved a Google Docs on your hard drive, no matter it is on your Mac, Windows, USB drive, SD card or storage devices, Cisdem is able to restore it.
Not only recovering permanently deleted Google Docs, Cisdem Data Recovery can also recover other 200+ types of files, including video, audio, photo, archive, ebook, document and so on. It can list the file name and file size, also allows users to preview documents before recovery.
Main Features of Cisdem Data Recovery
There is another way to recover permanently deleted Google Docs on Mac, using the backup program Time Machine, if you have enabled it to manage your data on a regular basis.
Time Machine is used to back up your files on Mac internal disk to an external storage device, once you have set up it, it will back up your files automatically on a fixed schedule, also it can restore a deleted file by offering a backup copy of the deleted file.
Working the same as Time Machine on Mac, File History is the Windows built-in program to back up files, it helps to recover permanently deleted files if you have enabled this feature.
With Google Docs, you can also see version history and are allowed to restore the previous version of a Google Docs, the steps are easy as following.
It is easy to recover a recently deleted Google Docs, you can restore within Google Drive by “put back” files in Trash folder. And it is still possible to recover a permanently deleted Google Docs, as long as you have a backup copy of this file or once saved this file on your Mac, Windows, or other storage device. As you can see, it is always right to back up file in case of any data loss.
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