Solved Word 2010 Autosaved .asd files are disappearing

June 22, 2015 at 09:44:56
Specs: Windows 64
Word 2010, under File, Options, Save, I have Save AutoRecover information every 1 minute and have Keep the last autosaved version if I close without saving checked. I have a path in the AutoRecover file location blank. When I create a new document, and type some text in there, I do see the .asd backup file for my unsaved document. However, when I close the document and tell it Don't Save, the .asd backup file disappears. I thought that feature meant that .asd file would remain there so I could pull it up under File, Recent, Recover Unsaved Files after I closed without saving. I need to get that working, or understand what I'm not understanding about that feature. Thanks in advance.

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June 25, 2015 at 11:04:35
You can use Open and Repair feature of MS Office to repair unreadable or corrupt MS Word file, Here are the steps to repair the corrupt Word file To open a specific document by using the Open and Repair feature in Word, follow these steps or if you got severe corruption use http://www.instructables.com/answer...

1. Start Word.
2. On the File menu, click Open.
Note In Word 2007 or Word 2010, click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Open.
3. In the Open dialog box, click to select the file that you want to open.
4. Click the down arrow on the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.



#1
June 22, 2015 at 10:10:22
I'm not using that version but with earlier versions the MS save is only intended to safeguard you against "crashes". Someone else will probably comment on 2010 detail.

Once you have started a new document then save it where you wish. From then on you only have to click the save button every now and then to ensure you have a recent version. Rely on yourself rather than MS.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
June 22, 2015 at 10:21:01
The autorecover option is there pretty much to allow recovery of unsaved changes when the program closes abnormally.

If you chose not to save a file when closing the program, then that's considered a normal program closure.

Best practice, save/name the file when you create it, then save often (I learned this the hard way.)


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#3
June 22, 2015 at 11:16:22
Save early, save often!

Working with documents is very similar to retirement planning. ;-)

Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.


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#4
June 22, 2015 at 11:33:45
I once lost three hours' worth of work while working on a Lotus spreadsheet. It contained Vacation and Sick time information for over 300 employees. I had not saved the spreadsheet while working on it. Power went off.

Hard lesson....


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#5
June 22, 2015 at 14:19:02
I developed the habit of starting any important work and saving it immediately after inserting but a few characters... Then frequently saving afresh - so as to ensure I have most of it should anything go amiss, and I'm not able to save it properly
(again) at that time..

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June 25, 2015 at 11:04:35
✔ Best Answer
You can use Open and Repair feature of MS Office to repair unreadable or corrupt MS Word file, Here are the steps to repair the corrupt Word file To open a specific document by using the Open and Repair feature in Word, follow these steps or if you got severe corruption use http://www.instructables.com/answer...

1. Start Word.
2. On the File menu, click Open.
Note In Word 2007 or Word 2010, click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Open.
3. In the Open dialog box, click to select the file that you want to open.
4. Click the down arrow on the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.


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