We’ve been talking about this before, but we’re here to discuss how to recover un-skipped Google docs? My book and my bookmarks are all about the Google docs (which are all the same) and that’s a good thing because many services are still being used for this purpose.
Google Docs have a setting to allow you to recover their files. It’s a “Restore after unskipping” setting. This is the setting you have to enable, and you have to enable it for your Gmail account. For any other Google account, you can just use the Google Docs link in the search field under Settings.
The only problem is that this setting doesn’t seem to work right for me (i.e., I don’t have a Gmail account) so I don’t know how to enable it for my Google Docs.
That’s fine, but you can try to recover files manually, or by using the Google Docs restore feature. If you’ve got Gmail setup in your Google account, you can send a restore request to your Gmail account using the Gmail compose window. Then you will receive a confirmation message which will tell you whether your files were successfully restored.
I think that this feature is actually a bit buggy. Sometimes it fails to restore files and sometimes it will just bring up a message that says “File Restore Failed.” You can also try to manually recover deleted files, as described above.
It seems that you can’t actually recover files from an unsaved Google Docs. You can just export them to Google Drive and then restore them from there. However, if you try to restore a file that was deleted from Gmail, Google Drive won’t let you. It’s a mystery.
Check out the third video below to get a clearer idea of the process. This video starts with a simple overview of the process. I’ll cover how to recover a saved Google doc from a deleted email (you’d better read that first) because I’m not sure how to get it. Then I’ll take you through some of the steps to get a better idea of how to recover the deleted files.
I know it sounds like there is a lot of jargon around it, but I think the concept is very simple. If you are using Google Drive for email, you can copy and send an email (or even an attachment) to yourself to make sure you don’t get deleted again. Then you can go to the Gmail web interface and delete the email or attachment. When you read that email again, it will show a preview of the file you copied.
I can think of a few things you can do to recover deleted files that google docs users should do. You can actually use the web interface to download the file to your computer, or you can use an email client to send an attachment back to your email. Either way, you should make sure to save your email or attachment in a location where you can find it.
When I was at Google I found that you have to be logged in to the web interface to download files from there. If your Google account is inactive, then you can’t actually download them.