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Miscellaneous Articles & Tips
Microsoft Office AutoRecover Feature

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AutoRecover saves a temporary version of Microsoft Office files, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., at specific intervals, allowing file recovery in case of a crash. 

Normally, the Document Recovery pane displays when you re-open the software. Two versions of the same file may appear; one that was last saved by the user and one AutoRecover version. The date and time stamp helps to determine the most recent version.

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Click on the arrow to view the options:

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BUT WHAT IF THE DOCUMENT RECOVERY PANE DOESN'T APPEAR, OR YOU CLOSE IT BY MISTAKE?

 

STEP 1: Click the File tab > Options Save category, and then select and copy the AutoRecover folder location address:

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STEP 2: Open File Explorer > click to the right of the current folder address, paste the AutoRecover folder address that you copied above and hit Enter

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A list of AutoRecovered folders and/or files will appear.

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If the list contains a folder with the same name as your file, open the folder and double-click the AutoRecovered file to open it.

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STEP 3: Check the file to make sure it includes your changes, and then save it.

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