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How to turn on Autosave in Microsoft Word

Do you want to AutoSave your files, so you do not lose them if anything happened as you were typing? For example, your laptop could crash because it is on its last leg, too many tabs running or open on your computer, or you forgot to put it on charge. You can do this in Microsoft Word.

A point to note is that AutoSave is available only when a file is stored on Microsoft OneDrive or SharePoint in Microsoft 365. Also, you will need to have an active Microsoft 365 subscription.

You will also need to save or open the file from Microsoft Word.

If you meet all the above criteria, these are the steps to turn on your AutoSave.

  1. Go to ‘File.’
  2. Go to ‘Save As’ on the vertical list that appears.
  • Choose your OneDrive Personal, work, or school account.
  • Choose a sub-folder from the list that pops up on your screen.
  • Enter a file name of your choice.
  • Press ‘Save.’
  • Your document will be automatically saved.

If you do not see your OneDrive account in the options, that probably means you need to sign in. Alternatively, you can choose ‘Add a Place.’

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