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Backup File locations in WORD

By houskampdesign ·
I would like to specify where WORD writes a backup file (totally different drive, etc). Purpose is to have a work-around for when a network goes down.

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An easier way

by IC-IT In reply to Backup File locations in ...

Check out syncing offline files. This allows you to have a copy on the network and the same version on your system. If the network is down for awhile you will sync back when it is again available.

Here is a guide;

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312171

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Thanks!

by houskampdesign In reply to An easier way

This looks like a great solution. It would allow us to work on the file while the network is down, then copy it to a flash drive and bring the flash drive to the duplicating machine, all without the network being available. (The cause of the problem is Comcast going down, often due to lightning strikes, and bring down our network with it.)
Again, thanks. This looks good.

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Word 2003

by scott_heath In reply to Backup File locations in ...

I don't see a way to make it create the WBK file anywhere else but the location of the original doc.

You can set up the AutoSave file to go to a network location:
Tools...Options...File Locations

Also remember to enable Autosave:
Tools...Options...Save Autorecover info every = however many minues

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OK People, it's been a while and it may change with the version

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Backup File locations in ...

but back when I used to use MS Word, there was a setting in it where you could set different locations for the general storage location, the backup file location, and the auto save / recovery location. In some versions of Word it was done through the Tools sub menu, in others it was through the Preferences section.

It's been about five or six years since I sued word and the last time I did this was with Office 2000.

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