Create automated backups of Word files
Sometimes Word files can get corrupted or accidentally deleted. If you write in Word a lot, it might make sense to keep backup copies of your documents just in case. Word has a built in feature to automate this process. Once enabled, it will generate a backup (duplicate) file in the same directory every time you save your document.
- Go to Word > Preferences > Save.
- Check the Always create backup copy.
- Click OK.
- Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.
- Click Advanced.
- Scroll to the Save section, and then select the Always create backup copy check box.
Read more on how to save and restore backups.