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    Multiple autorecover files (Word2000, XP home edition)

    Hi

    I have autorecover set on.

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    Re: Multiple autorecover files (Word2000, XP home edition)

    I think Word saves a document with a temporary name, then renames the last saved version using that convention before renaming the newly saved temp file to the "real" file name. What use these files have, I'm not sure. Unlike the .asd (auto save) files, I don't know that Word ever uses them automatically. But you could open them manually, I believe, if you had to.

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    Re: Multiple autorecover files (Word2000, XP home edition)

    Yes, they open in Word okay. And they delete okay, when you close the document. Curious.

    Dale

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    Re: Multiple autorecover files (Word2000, XP home edition)

    Hi Dale:
    These have nothing to do with autosave. Word creates a temp file and places your changes in it. Then it copies & renames it when you save. For a more complete information, seeWD2000: How Word for Windows Uses Temporary Files

    Cheers,

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