|There should be a way to enable an auto save feature. The application should have a setting to save your documents based on time usually like every 5 minutes. Set that and see if it creates the backup files. See the help section on the program you are using.|
If the files save to a backup then take them to some other computer and see if they can be opened and are up to date. Then fix this computer.
Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?