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This step-by-step article explains how to use the AutoSave feature in Microsoft Excel 97, in Microsoft Excel 2000, and in Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition.
Excel includes an AutoSave feature that periodically saves your file as you work on it. AutoSave does not save data in a separate file; therefore, the AutoSave feature does not prevent file corruption. However, AutoSave protects your data in the event that Excel unexpectedly quits. When you start Excel, AutoSave is not running by default.
To modify AutoSave, follow these steps:
For additional information about preventing file corruption, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/213951/ )How to troubleshoot the source of the problem when you save files in Excel 2000 and they become corrupted