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Is there anyway to set up a Windows XP SP2 computer to autosave no matter what program is running?
We've been having a lot of power outages and I'm concerned that pertinent information will be lost if I can't get my end users to save, save, save.  I would like to automate the process to enable the KISS standard.
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Danny Child earned 1050 total points
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Autosave (in terms of saving a document every x minutes) is not built into Office deliberately.  

This is  to stop problems where you have an existing "good" document, you open it, make some changes, then Autosave saves it over the top of itself, and then you realise that your changes were in fact BAD.  And now your document is trashed.

There are macros available to still do this, but I'd be careful....

Office does have Auto Recover though, where if the power is lost then a recent version of the file may be kept.

You may want to look into Uninterruptable Power Supplies instead...
hth, Danny
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Not that I'm aware of. Office apps of course have an autosave feature built in. I'm not aware of any Group Policies to set this to what you'd like. There are a few 3rd party utilities I found.

~coolsport00
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why thank you kindly, but why the B grade?  did I miss something?
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by:yankeegirl
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No, I"m sorry for the B grade but I really didn't learn anything new.  
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well, here's an Excel version at least:
http://www.jkp-ads.com/download.asp - look for autosafe
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