Choose how often you want a backup to be made in Microsoft PowerPoint

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If you are used to using Microsoft PowerPoint to create presentations for yourself or your company, as is the case with Word and Excel, you are probably already aware of the need to make regular backup copies of them. And, the truth is that any failure could cause the changes you have made in any of them to be lost, and it is important to avoid this.

Although it is true that by default in PowerPoint copies are made as self-recovery files every 10 minutes, you should bear in mind that depending on your editing speed as well as the priority of the presentation you are creating, you may want to change these times in order to have more or fewer backups.

How to choose how often to backup Microsoft PowerPoint

As we were saying, in this case from Microsoft allow to modify these times according to the preferences of PowerPoint users. Whether you prefer more backups to be made to avoid problems, or if you want them to be made more separated in time for some reason, you will only have to follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft PowerPoint on your Windows computer, and then click on the "File" menu in the upper left.
  2. Once here, you must choose "Options" at the bottom on the left sidebar to access all PowerPoint settings.
  3. Then, in the menu on the left, choose the "Save" options.
  4. You should look at the field of "Save AutoRecover information every" and, once you make sure the option is checked, modify every how many minutes you prefer the backup in question to be made.

Choose how often to backup Microsoft PowerPoint

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Avoid losing changes to your presentations by activating autosave in Microsoft PowerPoint

Once you have made the change in question, you just have to click on the accept button and Microsoft PowerPoint will automatically create an auto-recovery file in the period you have chosen that allows you to return to the previous state of the presentation without any problem in case of loss of information.


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