Article ID: 156574 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q156574
Use the AutoRecover feature in Word to recover a Word document if your computer loses power or if an application error occurs while you are working in a document.
The AutoRecover feature creates a recover file with a file name similar to "AutoRecovery Save of <file name>.doc". When Word is restarted, Word searches the system for any files with the "AutoRecovery" name and it automatically tries to open these files. If Word is successful in recovering the file, Word will open it. The document title bar will display the documents file name as "<file name> (Recovered)." You can save the file at this time.
To set the AutoRecover feature in Word:
To save a document in Word:
Article ID: 156574 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
Retired KB Content Disclaimer
This article was written about products for which Microsoft no longer offers support. Therefore, this article is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.