How do you permanently disable the option to Create Backup copy in Word 2010 ?


I have unchecked  the option to Always create backup copy for Word 2010, but it always reverts back to being checked everytime I restart Word. What do I need to do to keep this option unchecked?

Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Hi Eden,

Are you in a network-domain where policies live for Word or are you a standalone-user?
I just tried to disable auto-safe and after rebooting it is still turned off.
File -> Advanced Options -> Save -> Uncheck Create Backup Copy.

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Pradeep DubeyConsultantCommented:
In the below given link you will find multiple options for the same so check all once and revert us:
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big_masterAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your response.

@Patricksr1972 - Yes, I am in a network-domain. But I don't hear other employees having the same problem.
Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Hi Big_Master,

Normally you would love to have the autosave feature enabled so that could explain why colleguess are not complaining.
Please try with a co-worker to disable the autosave feature and reboot. If it is still 'off' then you can be pretty sure it is not a group policy.

In that case we assume it is a local problem. First thing to try is going to 'control panel' programs/software select Microsoft Office and hit the repair button. After 10 minutes all not correct office functions are restored and you should be able to disable this function.(my guess)
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