Change how often AutoRecover saves in Microsoft Word

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

Microsoft WordBy default, Microsoft Word will automatically save your document every 10 minutes in case something happens to the computer while working on a document. To change this setting follow the steps below.

Microsoft Word 2010

  1. Click File and then Options.
  2. Click Save
  3. Increase or decrease the AutoRecover option.

Microsoft Word 2007

  1. Click the Office Button.
  2. Click Word Options
  3. Click Save
  4. Increase or decrease the AutoRecover option.

Microsoft Word 2003 and 2000

  1. Click Tools and then Options.
  2. Click the Save tab.
  3. In the "Save AutoRecover info every xx minutes" increase or decrease the value.

Microsoft Word (macOS X edition)

  1. In the Word menu click Preferences.
  2. Increase or decrease the AutoRecover option.

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