If you are a Microsoft Word user, as is sometimes also the case with Excel or PowerPoint, you probably know that it is important to make backup copies of documents as they are created, in such a way that in the event that there is any kind of problem you can easily retrieve their content in order to avoid possible losses.
In this case, although it is true that by default in Word copies are made as auto-recovery files every 10 minutes by default, the truth is that depending on your editing speed as well as the priority of the document you are editing, it is possible that you prefer modify these times in order to make more or less backup copies.
How to change how often documents are backed up in Microsoft Word
As we mentioned, in this case from Microsoft allow the possibility of modifying these times according to the tastes and preferences of Word users. Whether you want more backups to be made just in case, or if you prefer to make them more separated in time, you will only have to follow these steps:
- Open Microsoft Word on your Windows computer, and then click on the "File" menu in the upper left.
- Once on the menu, you must choose "Options" at the bottom on the left sidebar to access all Word settings.
- Then, in the menu on the left choose the "Save" options.
- Look at the field of "Save AutoRecover information every" and after making sure the option is checked, modify every how many minutes you want the backup in question to take place.
Once you have made the modification in question, you will only have click on the accept button and Microsoft Word will automatically perform an auto-recovery file in the time interval that you have selected that allows to return to the previous state of the document without problems in case of loss of the information of the same.