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PowerPoint automatically saves your document every 10 minutes, in case of computer crash or power failure. That way when you open the program again, you won't lose your most recent changes. But I can make a lot of changes in just a few minutes, and I don't want to have to do that work twice. So I have PowerPoint AutoSave every two minutes instead. To do this, go up to the File menu, and down to Options. Click on Save, and right here you'll see Save AutoRecover information every 10 minutes. You can change this to any number you'd like.
I am going to go ahead and make it two. The next option says Keep the last autosaved version if I close without saving. I will definitely keep that checked. That way, if my computer crashes, when PowerPoint opens again, it will ask me if I want to recover my file. I may still lose my very last changes, but at least I won't lose everything back to the last time I remembered to save the file myself. If you ever need to manually get back to your AutoRecover files, here's the path where you can find them. So, shortening the duration of PowerPoint's AutoRecover can save you precious minutes of recreating lost data, in case of a computer crash or when the power goes out.
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