…you do the right thing. If you’ve haven’t saved a document for half an hour, an hour, or even more, when the application crashes take advantage of AutoRecover.
Mac & Windows Users
Microsoft Word, Excel and even PowerPoint have an AutoSave feature that is turned on by default. Even when you forget, the application remembers to save your documents for you every 10 minutes. However, the data is not saved directly into your document. It is saved to a temporary AutoRecover document. If the application freezes, and you are forced to end the task without being able to save your document, you can recover the document up to the last save, and you will lose no more than 10 minutes of work. Here’s how:
If you forget, and open the original document before the application, you may still find a copy of the AutoRecover file on your hard drive. Look in the folder Documents>Microsoft User Data. The file will be named "Autorecovery Save of ..."
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