How to Recover Deleted Office for Mac Files?

Summary: Did you know you could easily recover deleted Office for Mac files such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel on your own?

Yes, data recovery from Mac is possible if you have the right tool. Download a free trial of the Stellar Data Recovery tool for Mac and get back your deleted Office for Mac files.

How to Recover Deleted Office for Mac Files?

‘A few days ago I deleted some files from my MacBook Pro. Now I need those Office for Mac files again for some work. How can I recover deleted Office files on Mac?’

Deletion doesn’t always imply that you have lost your Office documents on Mac. They can still be traced in your Trash folder on Mac. Even if you have emptied Trash or can’t find the files in the folder, Time Machine backup comes as a saviour.

Office files deleted from Trash and not available in Time Machine would require a file recovery software. Check for the best Mac file recovery software here.

How to Recover Office for Mac Files?

Office for Mac files — PowerPoint presentations, Excel worksheets or Word are often important documents which you can’t afford to lose.

What you should do, first:

  1. Look into your Trash folder on Mac and ‘put back’ from there OR
  2. Find and restore from your Time Machine backup

Permanently deleted Office for Mac files?

‘I made a big blunder. I forgot to take the backup of an important folder, which had all the Microsoft Office files, before resetting my iMac running on macOS Big Sur 11 or Catalina 10.15. Is there a way I can recover the Office PPT, Excel and Word files on Mac after a factory reset?’

Situations like above or when Office for Mac files are deleted from Trash as well entail a permanent loss of Mac Office files.

Such permanently deleted files from Mac are recovered by using an efficient Office file recovery software— Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac. You can easily restore your PowerPoint, Word, Excel files from the deleted hard drive partition, volume, Time Machine, encrypted start-up disk, and external Mac drive.

Stellar Data Recovery for Mac restores Office for Mac files, irrespective of the cause of files loss – deletion, formatted, bad sectors, macOS crash, inaccessible drives, and others.

Even in tough data loss situations, like reset of Mac to factory settings, when all the installed applications including Microsoft Office for Mac are erased from the system, the software facilitates Office files recovery.

The software scans the drive, lets you preview the Office files, and then saves them at the desired location.

It supports the recovery of all the versions of Office for Mac including the latest Office 2019 and Office 365.


Monitor your Mac Drive’s Health & prevent data loss

Use the Monitor Drive function of Stellar Data Recovery Professional to get real-time report of your Mac drive’s health. With timely diagnosis, you can avoid the damage that could lead to data loss.

The software shares the performance and SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) status of your Mac volume, external drive, or partition, and alerts you in case of bad sectors or failing drive. You can create the disk clone to avoid permanent data loss situation and facilitate recovery from it.

Step-by-step: Recover Deleted Microsoft Office files on Mac 

  1. Install the trial* version of Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac
  2. Select Documents and e-mails
  3. Go to the Settings icon on top. Under Document formats, select the file types you want to recover like .ppt, .doc, or .xls. (This step is recommended to recover exactly what you want and reduce the recovery time.)
  4. Select the drive from which you want to recover deleted Office files
  5. Toggle Deep Scan and click Scan to begin scanning
  6. Preview the found Office files after scanning completes. Click Recover
  7. Activation key dialog box appears. If you don’t have the key, click Get it now
  8. Activate the software and Save the Office for Mac files at your desired location

*The trial software scans the drive and shows the preview of all the recoverable files. Once you are able to ascertain the effectiveness, you can save the recoverable files by activating the software.

Watch the video to know how to recover lost or deleted Office for Mac files


Professional software for Office for Mac files recovery can get back your lost or permanently deleted PowerPoint, Word and Excel files on macOS in any data loss situation.

Software such as Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac safely restores Office files of any format from Mac drives and media. It recovers the latest Office 2019 and Office 365 as well. Further, you get back the lost Office files with their original name and date timestamp, which make it easy to find your required data.

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