How to Turn on AutoSave in Word 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019

I'm a new computer user, and I buy this computer for work. Here is the issue I encountered: when I was working on a Word document, I accidentally quit the program and lost my Word file. Can I turn on AutoSave in Word to avoid this issue happening again?

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Dany· Answered on Feb 27, 2023

The guides below display how to turn on AutoSave in Word on Windows 10/8/7 computer. Follow to start the auto-save function to back up a copy of your Word every few minutes. You should know that AutoSave can't replace regularly saving your files, you must still do this.

Step 1. Open Word, go to File, and then Options.

Step 2. Click the Save tab on the left panel. Check the boxes AutoSave information. You can set the AutoSave interval to a minimum of 1 minute so that you can save your documents in real-time.

Step 3. Click OK to save the changes.

For your situation, you can try to recover unsaved Word documents in 2 ways:

1. Recover unsaved Word using document recovery.

Step 1. Open Word 2016 or another version on your computer.

Step 2. Find the available version beneath Document Recovery. Right-click the file, and choose Open or Save.

2. Restore Word by using recover unsaved documents.

Step 1. Open Word, and choose the File tab in the upper left.

Step 2. Click Info >Manage Document. Then, select Recover Unsaved Documents from the drop-down list.

Step 3. On the unsaved files windows, there will be all temporary files. Find the target document you need.

Step 4. Open the unsaved Word document and click the Save As button to restore your files.

And you can easily get back lost Word documents with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Word documents can be lost because of accidental deletion, hard drive formatting/corruption, OS crash, or virus attack. In these situations, you can recover missing Word documents with this useful recovery tool.

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