Autorecovery

Discussion in 'Microsoft Word Document Management' started by Ray, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Ray

    Ray Guest

    How do I recover a file that has extension .asd? Word won't open it. It is
    in my autorecovery location. Also, why does my last autorecovery file show a
    saved date of two days ago when I have it set to autosave every 10 minutes?
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    Ray
    SmithDRay Web Pages http://smithdray.net
     
    Ray, Oct 27, 2008
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    Graham Mayor Guest

    Unless Word encounters a crash condition the autorecovery files are closed
    with the document. If Word crashes, the ASD file is used to rebuild the
    document to the last save of the autorecovery file.

    If you have old ASD files stored then they are orphaned from a previous Word
    session and not related to the most recent document. If the files are not
    corrupt, you can open them by right clicking from Windows Explorer and
    selecting Open With ... You will get a message giving you the option to open
    with a program from a list. From that list pick Winword.exe.

    Note there is no autosave in Word. It only saves recovery information. See
    http://www.gmayor.com/automatically_backup.htm

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    Ray wrote:
    > How do I recover a file that has extension .asd? Word won't open it.
    > It is in my autorecovery location. Also, why does my last
    > autorecovery file show a saved date of two days ago when I have it
    > set to autosave every 10 minutes?
     
    Graham Mayor, Oct 28, 2008
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  3. Ray

    Ray Guest

    Thanks Graham, that helped a lot. I am now keeping a back up AND frequently
    saving files I am working on. I was one who thought (wrongly) that Word
    actually saved a copy in autorecovery. Live and learn, huh.

    Thanks again,
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    Ray
    SmithDRay Web Pages http://smithdray.net


    "Graham Mayor" wrote:

    > Unless Word encounters a crash condition the autorecovery files are closed
    > with the document. If Word crashes, the ASD file is used to rebuild the
    > document to the last save of the autorecovery file.
    >
    > If you have old ASD files stored then they are orphaned from a previous Word
    > session and not related to the most recent document. If the files are not
    > corrupt, you can open them by right clicking from Windows Explorer and
    > selecting Open With ... You will get a message giving you the option to open
    > with a program from a list. From that list pick Winword.exe.
    >
    > Note there is no autosave in Word. It only saves recovery information. See
    > http://www.gmayor.com/automatically_backup.htm
    >
    > --
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    > Graham Mayor - Word MVP
    >
    > My web site www.gmayor.com
    > Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
    > <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
    >
    >
    > Ray wrote:
    > > How do I recover a file that has extension .asd? Word won't open it.
    > > It is in my autorecovery location. Also, why does my last
    > > autorecovery file show a saved date of two days ago when I have it
    > > set to autosave every 10 minutes?

    >
    >
    >
     
    Ray, Oct 29, 2008
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