How Do I Recover Unsaved Canva?

Canva is an online graphic design platform that enables users to create stunning imagery for their projects. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen, and an unsaved project can get lost.

Fortunately, Canva offers users several options for recovering their unsaved work.

Autosave Feature

One of the best features of Canva is its autosave capability. Whenever you make a change to your project, Canva will save it automatically in the background so that you can pick up where you left off even if something goes wrong.

This feature is only available if you are logged into your Canva account when making changes to your project.

Recovering from Your Computer

If you have made changes to a project on your computer but have not yet saved them in Canva, there is still hope! Depending on what type of computer you are using, there are different steps for recovering your files.

For Windows computers, the most common way to recover an unsaved file is by using the File Explorer to search for “Canva” or “Canvas” documents in your computer’s temporary folder. For Mac computers, the process is slightly more complicated and involves searching for “_CanvasTemp” files in the Library folder.

Using Canva’s Recovery Tool

If all else fails, Canva offers a recovery tool that can help you recover unsaved projects from up to seven days ago. All you need to do is visit the recovery page at and enter your email address and password associated with your account. Once you do this, Canva will search its database for any unsaved projects associated with your account and should be able to help you recover them.


The best way to recover an unsaved Canva project is by using the autosave feature if available or by using Canvas’ recovery tool if necessary. If neither of these options are available, searching through temporary files on either Windows or Mac computers may be able to help recover any lost work as well.