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ERROR: saving the autorecovery file is postponed

Posted on 2006-04-17
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hello. I am using Word 2002 on Windows XP Pro. A few days ago I noticed that I started getting the following error,

saving the autorecovery file is postponed <document anme>

Then whenever I would try to save a file (File>Save as well as clicking the 'save' icon on the toolbar) nothing happens. The save feature in Word does not work at all. When I try to close the file, Word asks me if I want to save the document. If I say yes, the box closes and returns to Word (the program never closes). But if I select 'no' (and lose my work) it closes as normal.

I have done a repair on Word twice and no change.

Question by:robertjj
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dopyiii earned 2000 total points
ID: 16469713
Does this only happen with one document?  If so, you might consider some damaged document troubleshooting: http://howtotroubleshoot.blogspot.com/2006/03/damaged-document-troubleshooting.html

I'd also recommend trying Word safe mod (start > run > type winword /a and hit enter).  If that works, then give this article a look:  http://howtotroubleshoot.blogspot.com/2005/10/how-to-clean-word.html

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ID: 16469722
happens with any and all documents.

Author Comment

ID: 16470188
Everything works fine now. Thanks for your help. I was in the middle of writing  my masters thesis and I was hoping I would be able to continue working on it in Word. Huge thanks.
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I'm glad you're up and running!  Now, make two backup copies of your thesis before you do anything else :)

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