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Default for deleting recovered files in Word 2010

  1. #1

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    Default for deleting recovered files in Word 2010

    Is it possible to change the default for this message box so that next time I hit enter without reading what the message says I don't lose my work?

    I just did this rather foolishly and it would be nice if the default was to save the recovered files not to delete them.
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  2. #2

    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1

    Hi Adam,

    Hope all is well!

    I do not think there is Adam I am afraid, although you can set it save automatic recovery information every X amount of minutes.

    If you go to File > options > safe > then look at the Auto recover tick boxs.

    Also you should be able to go find the recovery information and open a repair file under your username and app data.

    I know this does not directly fix your issue but the best work around it to make you set your auto recovery to a fairly low number.
    Interesting link:
    How To Recover An Unsaved MS Word 2010 Document In Seconds
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  3. #3

    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64

    EDIT. I type to darn slow ..... beaten again

    Out of interest Adam. Do the following help?

    On the File menu, click Recent.
    Click Recover Unsaved Documents.
    If you find the Word document that you are looking for, double-click it to open it.
    Save it immediately.


    Recover an earlier version of an Office file
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  4. #4

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    Thanks guys. I have had a habit of using Word as a notepad to store screenprints etc and often not saving the document at all so autosave doesn't work and there is nothing to recover if I say no to the initial question. The answer is to save it clearly. Live and learn.
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