- sluggish typing
- slow screen refresh when scrolling
To change this setting, please go to File - Options - Save and modify the Text Box "AutoRecover file location:". Type in a valid local path.
File-access-driven means that the computer uses special file access commands that the operating system provides to read and write data to the file.
This is not efficient on WAN or LAN links because WAN and LAN links use network-access-driven methods.
For more information on how Word creates and stores temporary files, please check: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211632
A similar performance degradation occurs in Outlook if the PST file is located on the network. More information about that on: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297019