Solved

AutoSave

Posted on 2008-06-19
6
1,171 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
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.
0
Comment
Question by:yankeegirl
  • 4
6 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Danny Child earned 350 total points
ID: 21822357
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
0
 
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

by:coolsport00
coolsport00 earned 150 total points
ID: 21822369
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
0
 
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:Danny Child
Danny Child earned 350 total points
ID: 21829920
0
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Danny Child
ID: 21846039
why thank you kindly, but why the B grade?  did I miss something?
0
 

Author Comment

by:yankeegirl
ID: 21846058
No, I"m sorry for the B grade but I really didn't learn anything new.  
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Danny Child
ID: 21847983
well, here's an Excel version at least:
http://www.jkp-ads.com/download.asp - look for autosafe
0

Featured Post

Network it in WD Red

There's an industry-leading WD Red drive for every compatible NAS system to help fulfill your data storage needs. With drives up to 8TB, WD Red offers a wide array of solutions for customers looking to build the biggest, best-performing NAS storage solution.  

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Issue: Unstable cursor in Windows XP and Windows runs extremely slow in that any click will bring up the Hour glass (sometimes for several seconds before giving you what you want) . Troubleshooting Process and the FINAL FIX: This issue see…
This article is an update and follow-up of my previous article:   Storage 101: common concepts in the IT enterprise storage This time, I expand on more frequently used storage concepts.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now