- An AutoRecover file has not been created yet.
By default, an AutoRecover file is not saved until 10 minutes after you start work on it. After 10 minutes, the AutoRecover file is created. If a failure shuts down Word prematurely, Word uses the AutoRecover file to recover the document.
- An AutoRecover file is deleted after the document has been saved.
A new AutoRecover file is not created until after the next AutoRecover duration (by default: 10 minutes after you start working on the document).
- The document is closed and changes are not saved.
After a document has been closed, the AutoRecover file is deleted. There is no way to recover the document after the file is closed and changes are not saved.
- On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Save tab.
- In the Save AutoRecover info every list box, change the number to the time interval that you want, and then click OK.
Article ID: 212273 - Last Review: May 13, 2002 - Revision: 1