One of the best things about Office programs (and just about any other application, for that matter) is that when I close a file without saving, I get prompted with a familiar message:
It’s simple, I know, but I can’t tell you how many times this has saved my bacon. I also can’t tell you how many times I have accidentally clicked Don’t Save and then have had to recreate content. I don’t know why I do this, however, I also don’t think I’m alone.
In response, Word 2010 now comes with an improved autosave feature. Here’s how it works:
1. You forget to save.
2. You the document back up.
3. Go to File | Info | Versions and notice the “unsaved” version is still available.
4. Click on the version and notice that you will have the option to compare and/or restore to the previously saved version.
A few things to note about this feature:
<p>This "is" the thing that I like at Office.. I knew for the 4 days, but can we change it ??</p>
<p>Didn't realise 'Versions' was there until now. Really needed it now.</p>
<p>Great information - something I'm always being asked about. Thanks!</p>
<p>Step 2 makes no sense:</p>
<p> 2. You the document back up.</p>
<p>2. You the document back up.</p>
<p>2. You open the document back up.</p>
<p>This is just awesome.. this just saved me a lot of frustration!</p>
<p>Thank you so much! This saved my life!!</p>
<p>I almost died because of my lost 12 paged essay!</p>
<p>When do files get deleted from unsavedfiles folder? when they do, how do we find them? have you tested any such undelete program that actually works for this? </p>
<p>wonderful! Saved me several hours work!!!</p>
<p>thanks for your valuable information.... its save my time..</p>
<p>I LOVE YOU FOR POSTING THIS!!!</p>
<p>Lifesaver... same thing here, I don't know why I do this (trigger happy?!?), but that version feature is very good - THANKS FOR POSTING!</p>
<p>Many thanks - Saved me an hour's worth of work.</p>