Word issue


Word issue emailed to me ...
Possible cause ?

I'm using Word 2016.

For example, this afternoon I worked on a doc, and then this evening I wanted to use it as a template for a similar doc. I meant to do a file/save as at the start and create a new doc, but I forgot. Then when I had finished making my new doc I just pressed save and saved over the old doc. I thought I would be able to retrieve an old version so that I could get my work from this afternoon, but everywhere I look on my Laptop it says that there are no older versions available.

I have checked my Autosave settings and they seem to be correct, i.e. it's set to save every 10 minutes, but I still can't get any older versions.

This happened to my before recently as well so I set up Google Drive and Google Docs to try to avoid this happening again, but even on Drive and Docs there don't seem to be any older versions available.

I don't know if there is some setting that is wrong on my laptop or if there is a problem with my Word.

I really don't want this to happen again because it loses me a lot of time, so any suggestions you have would be appreciated.

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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
You need to use the auto-save feature properly as described here.
Think carefully about the frequency of backups - 30/60 minutes may do fine.
You dont want too many versions (You can review and delete old versions)

Or .... ONE DRIVE info
A good file backup program that backs up your critical working data periodically,
keeping say the last 10 versions as a zip file would be another way of tackling your problem.
(I use KLS Backup for this).

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