“I'm running Keynote '09 version 5.3, on OS 10.8.4. Today, about half an hour before an important presentation at work, I was running my presentation as a slide show, just to make sure all the slides are opening and are good. During the slide show, Keynote hung for a while, and then suddenly quit, leaving me looking at my desktop, with no other error message. I went to reopen the presentation, but the file was gone. It had simply vanished from the folder where it used to be. How do I recover my keynote files? Please help me”
There are couple ways to get back your lost Keynote files. You can try restoring the lost .key files from your Mac before you can go for data recovery software. you can look for the lost keynote files in these places;
Time Machine Backup
If you have set Time Machine as backup on your Mac, you surely can find your lost .key files there. All you need to do is go to Time Machine menu, choose option ‘Enter Time Machine’ and access the folder where Keynote files were stored.
Search iCloud, Trash and Library
If you have synced your iCloud account, you can recover your lost Keynote files from there. You can even look in the Trash can, just in case, it might have places itself there. You can even look in the Library; ~/Library/Autosave Information/(hexstring).genstore.index.
/(hexstring).genstore.index – is the folder that contains the deleted keynotes files with a different file name. You can sort by date to narrow down the results and search the folder with corresponding date; you should be able to find your Keynote files.
If you didn’t find your Keynote files in any of the location mentioned above, don’t worry, you still have a chance to recover them by using Remo Mac File Recovery Software. This file recovery tool for Mac is designed to restore back all your lost Keynote files in simple steps. The recovery process is simple that even a no-vice user can restore their keynote files easily.
Remo Mac file recovery helps in retrieval Keynote files in just a few clicks. The user friendly GUI will let guide you get back lost files.
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