Word may be unable to automatically recover your document after Word shut
This problem may occur when any of the following conditions are true:
- An AutoRecover file has not been created yet.
By default, an AutoRecover file will not be saved until ten minutes
after you start work on it. After ten minutes, the AutoRecover file
is created. If a failure shuts down Word prematurely, Word will use
the AutoRecover file to recover the document.
- An AutoRecover file is deleted after the document has been saved.
A new AutoRecover file is not created until after the next
AutoRecover duration (by default: ten minutes after you start
working on the document).
- The document was closed and changes were not saved.
Once a document has been closed, the AutoRecover file is deleted.
There is no way to recover the document once the file has been
closed and changes were not saved.
To change the AutoRecover Save duration, follow these steps:
- On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Save tab.
- In the "Save AutoRecover Info Every" box, change the number to the
desired time interval between AutoRecover saves, and click OK.
NOTE: AutoRecover is not a substitute for saving your document. When you
use AutoRecover, Word creates a temporary file to recover your document if
Word shuts down unexpectedly. You must still save your document in order to
retain your changes.
For additional information, please see the following article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
WD97: How to Recover Text from Any File
Article ID: 156577 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 1.1
- Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
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