- From the Tools menu, choose Options, and click the Save tab. In Word 2007, click the Office button, click Word Options, and then select Save in the left pane.
- Check the Save AutoRecover Info Every option in the Save Options section (Save Documents section in 2007).
- Select a minute interval from the Minute control. You can choose a value by clicking the up and down arrows or just enter the number from the keyboard.
- Click OK.
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