How to recover an InDesign file fast and safely
Here you will find out:
- what is INDD file
- how to restore it
- how to restore it with Uneraser
Are you ready? Let's read!
What is an INDD file?
The INDD file type was created for Adobe InDesign, a professional page layout program. It includes page format information, page content, related files, styles, and patterns.
It is also used to create and format books, magazines, newspapers, flyers, brochures, etc.
How to open an INDD file?
If your file cannot be opened and it seems that it needs to be restored, you can try opening the file in another program (restore the InDesign file after a crash).
Of course, the most suitable application is InDesign: it can be free or you can buy an annual subscription.
However, this is not the only option. Here are some more suitable programs:
- QuarkXPress 2016
Also, with any good converter, you can convert InDesign files to another suitable format (DOC, PDF, PSD, etc.).
How to increase the odds of InDesign recovery
The most important action for this is to prevent data overwriting.
Therefore, as soon as you understand that you need to recover an unsaved InDesign file, immediately begin the process, because time does not stand still. And this article will help you with this.
Method 1. Recover unsaved InDesign file
Fortunately, InDesign has the ability to automatically perform corrupt file recovery.
Restart your computer and reopen Adobe InDesign. This program almost always starts the process of automatic file recovery. But, if it didn’t, go to the following file path:
In the last folder, search for your file and perform InDesign document recovery by moving it to a new location.
As mentioned, this method does not always work; in that case, then the following method will help with restoring an InDesign file.
Method 2. Recover a deleted InDesign file with Uneraser
DiskInternals Uneraser is an excellent assistant in recovering unsaved, deleted, or corrupted INDD files. The application has several scanning options: fast, if the file was lost recently; and deep, if some time has passed after the loss. Also, the program is designed not only for professionals, but also for ordinary users without additional knowledge.
You can view all search results for free before restoration. After reviewing the quality and authenticity of the file, you can start exporting it to a medium convenient for you (the program works with all removable and non-removable storage media). Export is available only for those who have purchased a license, which can be bought at the company's website.
InDesign document recovery step-by-step
Having downloaded any version (trial or licensed) of the Uneraser, open it and the Recovery Wizard will launch automatically.
Following its instructions, select the drive where the INDD file was, and select all file recovery.
Then click on Scan (preferably full) and diligently wait for a new window with search results.
Right-click the found file and click “Preview in a new window”.
Next comes saving, which is possible only after you get a license and the Wizard will help you to restore files.
Good luck! You will succeed!