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VBA to automatically save the workbook every 2 minutes

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I need help with VBA code, where when the workbook is open it is automatically saved every 2 minutes.

how can i accomplish this?  

thanks for your help.
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Question by:excelismagic
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Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
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HI,

pls try in the workbook module
Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Application.OnTime Now + TimeValue("00:02:00"), "SaveMe"
End Sub

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in a normal module
Sub SaveMe()
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
ThisWorkbook.Save
Application.DisplayAlerts = True

Application.OnTime Now + TimeValue("00:02:00"), "SaveMe"
End Sub

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Regards
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by:Rob Henson
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MS did away with the AutoSave feature a few versions ago, a mistake in my opinion.

There is now the AutoRecover option instead. This creates a backup of the file at the timed interval but doesn't actually overwrite the original file. If Excel then crashes or is brutally closed via Task Manager, when re-opening recent AutoRecovered files will be shown with options for opening them.
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by:excelismagic
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Thanks so much.

posting another similar question. on how to make this code work on any active workbook.
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