A. Recovering Files and Repairing Word

In this appendix, you find out how to use and configure Word’s data recovery features, how to repair problems with Word and with corrupted files, and how to safeguard your work by enabling Word to create automatic backup copies of previous document versions.

Recovering Document Files

So your computer just crashed, or lost power, and you haven’t saved your work lately. Nearly everyone who has ever used Word has experienced this situation now and then. It happens. Programs crash. Data gets lost.

However, with Word 2016, not much data typically gets lost because of the very good data-recovery features built in. As in earlier versions, Word saves your work in temporary files every few minutes, and after ...

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