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Fix Excel AutoSave Not Working Error in Windows 10/8/7

Posted on Nov 08, 2017 by Tracy King to Todo Backup Resource

Excel AutoSave feature is not working for saving or backing up useful excel files in Windows 10, 8 or 7 PC? This article will provide an alternative way to effectively backup Excel files when the AutoSave feature stops working and guide you to fix and repair Excel AutoSave not working error with simple clicks.

Excel AutoSave not working on Windows PC, how to fix?

Excel 2016, 2013 or other versions of Excel applications has stopped autosaving Excel files while editing them on Windows PC? Are you trying to find a way to repair and fix Excel AutoSave feature to automatically save and backup Excel files again?

Don't worry if your Excel file has stopped auto-saving files or data. Here in this page, you'll find one quick fix and two reliable methods to quickly fix and repair Excel AutoSave not working issue. You can now directly follow offered methods below and follow to see how to automatically backup Excel files on your own.

Quick Fix: Check and enable AutoSave feature in Excel application

If you have forgotten to turn on or enable the AutoSave feature in Excel application, you will not be able to use it for automatically saving and backing up Excel files on Windows PC.

You can follow below steps to check and turn on the AutoSave feature on Excel application now:

Step 1. Open Excel with Microsoft Excel 2016;
Step 2. Click on File and click Options;
Step 3. Click Save tab on the left pane, check Save AutoRecover information every * minutes and also check Keep the last auto saved version if I close without saving box.
Step 4. Click Advancedtab on the left pane, check Allow background saves box and click OK to keep all changes.

Now that you can use your Excel files and the application shall auto save and backup files for you as settled frequency.

Note: If you've enabled the Auto Save feature in Excel application, but it's just stopped working, relax! You can follow below two methods and make repair Excel AutoSave not working error right now.

Method 1. AutoSave and backup Excel files with file backup software

If AutoSave feature in Excel application has stopped working, and you are urgent, your best choice is to apply an alternative software for help.

EaseUS file backup software - Todo Backup allows you to automatically backup wanted Excel files in Windows 10/8/7 by simple clicks. You can free download, install it on your PC and apply below tips to autosave and backup Excel file with ease now:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, choose backup mode - "File Backup".

Fix Excel AutoSave not working issue.

Step 2. Browse to choose files or folder that you need to backup;
Specify the backup destination to store the file backup images. 

Auto backup Excel when AutoSave not working in Windows PC.

You may click File Type to select wanted file types that you need to backup.

Browse Excel to backup through file type.

Step 3. Click Schedule, and then set up the backup frequency that you need to autosave and backup target files as your wish.

Create backup plan to autosave Excel files.

Backup Excel file automatically when AutoSave feature not working.

Step 4. Click Proceed to backup all selected excel files and data to target device at one time.

Method 2. Fix and repair Excel AutoSave not working error

If you still prefer to use Excel AutoSave feature for saving and backing up Excel files, you can follow below tips to repair and make Excel AutoSave feature work again:

Step 1. Follow below location to find Excel TMP files and re-save them as .XLS/.XLSX file:
For Windows 7 users:
For Windows 8/10 users:

Step 2. Use Open and Repair tool to fix and repair corrupted Excel
1. Open a blank Excel sheet, click File> Open;
2. Click the location and folder that contains the corrupted Excel file;
3. In Open dialog, select the corrupted Excel file and click the arrow next to Open button > Click Open and Repair;

Repair corrupted Excel to fix AutoSave not working error.

4. Click Repair to recover as much of Excel data as possible. 

Step 3. If Excel AutoSave feature still not work after Step 2, you shall try to uninstall and reinstall the Excel application on your PC;
And then follow guide tips in Quick fix on this page to turn on AutoSave or AutoRecover feature in Excel application.