How to Automatically Save MS Office Word, Excel & PowerPoint Files Every Minute?

All recent versions of Microsoft Office programs come with a feature called AutoRecover. The AutoRecover feature (not to be confused with AutoSave which also does the same job but only when working on a file saved to OneDrive), turned on by default, automatically saves Office documents that you are working on every few minutes and offers you restore the file in case of a crash or if you shut down your computer without saving the file.

The AutoRecover feature automatically saves the file you are working on in the background. Since this happens in the environment, you don’t see any message or notification on the screen. When you launch the same Office program after a crash, the program offers you to restore the file automatically saved by the AutoRecover feature.

With the default settings, AutoRecover saves files for 14 minutes once(you can use shortcut keys Ctrl + S to save your opened document at any time). The data will save every 10 minutes, which is a good frequency, but you might want to reduce it to 1 minute to make Office programs save files more often.

This risewindows article will guide you on how to automatically save MS Office Word, Excel & PowerPoint files every minute.

How to automatically save an MS Office Word file every minute?

Step 1. First, open any MS Office Word document.

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Step 2. Now, click on the File menu.

Step 3. Then, select More from the available options.

Step 4. After that, under More, click on Options.

Once able steps are completed, the Word Options window will open.

Step 5. Next, click on the Save option from the left side.

Step 6. Then, under “Save AutoRecover information every,” select 1 minute from the drop-down box to force MS Word to save the data every minute.

Step 7. Click the OK button to apply the changes.

If the MS Office program is slowing down after changing the autosave value to 1, you can change the higher value.

How to automatically save MS Excel files every minute?

Step 1. First, open any Excel document and click on the File menu.

Step 2. Now, click on the More option.

Step 3. Then, click Options.

It will open the Excel Options window.

Step 4. After that, from the left side option, click on Save.

Step 5. Change the value to 1 next to “Save AutoRecovery information every.”

Step 6. Finally, click OK to apply the changes.

How to automatically save MS PowerPoint files every minute?

Step 1. First, launch a PowerPoint document and click on the File menu.

Step 2. Now, click More.

Step 3. Then, click Options.

Here, the PowerPoint Options window will open.

Step 4. After that, click on the Save option from the left side.

Step 5. Next, change the value to 1, next to “Save AutoRecovery information every.”

Step 6. Click the OK button to apply the changes.

That’s it for the article.

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