No one can get rid of power outages or computer malfunctions, so you need to be careful to save data when working with essential documents. This can be supported by enabling and configuring your AutoSave and AutoRecover preferences in Microsoft Office. In doing so, you will help prevent data loss and facilitate the recovery of your unsaved files.

Turn on autosave and auto-restore in MS Office

Open the Office program (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Visio, Project…) and click the menu File > Options> Save> Save documents.

Make sure the Save AutoRecover per minute box is checked, and then choose how often you want MS Office to automatically save your document (determine a value between 1 and 120).

How to Enable AutoRecovery for files in MS Office

The Keep the last autosaved version if close without saving the Enables option allows you to restore unsaved documents (with minimal data loss).

Once you have enabled this feature, MS Office will save copies of your most recently automatically saved versions in the UnsavedFiles folder (located in C: Users Username AppData Local Microsoft Office ).

To restore unsaved files, open a new or existing document and then click File > Info > Manage Versions > Recover Unsaved Documents.

 Recover Unsaved Documents .

Files are kept for four days.