Posted by: Yosef B. | December 7, 2015

PSA: Microsoft Visio & Project do not AutoRecover by default


Thank G-d, this has never been an issue for me, however a co-worker of mine lost all of her work the other day in Visio because this option was not enabled! In trying to help her recover her file, I learned that unlike in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project do not have the AutoRecover option turned on by default.

To enable this option in Microsoft Office 2010 and above, click on the File tab, followed by Options in the left-hand list.

Next, select Save and then check the box by Save AutoRecover information every 10 minutes. (I think the default 10 minutes is probably fine for most people, if you’re working on a document with lots of changes you may want to decrease this to every 5 or even every 1 minute).

Click OK to save this setting and exit the Options window.

Hopefully this keeps you from losing all your work next time Visio or Project crashes while you’re working!

~Yosef

Visio AutoRecovery Setting

Visio AutoRecovery Setting

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