Change how frequently recovery files are saved

  1. Go to File > Options > Save

  2. Under Save documents, type a number into the Save AutoRecover information every box.

  3. Select OK.

Change where to save AutoRecover files in Word

  1. Go to File > Options > Save

  2. Under Save documents, type or browse to a path in the AutoRecover file location field.

  3. Select OK.

Change how frequently AutoRecover files are automatically saved

  1. Go to Word > Preferences.

  2. Select Save.

  3. In the Save AutoRecover info or AutoSave or AutoRecover info every box, enter how frequently you want the program to save documents.

Change where to save AutoRecover files in Word

  1. Go to Word > Preferences.

  2. Under Personal Settings, select File Locations.

  3. Under File locations, select AutoRecover files > Modify.

  4. Find the location where you want to automatically save files, and then select Open or Choose.

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