This video shows how to set AutoRecover preferences in Excel in order to automatically save work in the event of a system crash.
(upbeat music) - [Narrator] If Excel closes while you have an unsaved file open, for example if your computer crashes or the power goes out while working in Excel, the next time you start Excel, you'll see the option to show recovered files. Clicking that gives you a list of recoverable files. Just click the one you want to open it. The recovered file may not include your most recent changes to the workbook, but it's better than losing all of your work entirely. To adjust how often Excel auto-saves your work, go to File, Options, and select the Save category.
Here under Save workbooks, you can change the number of minutes between AutoRecover saves. So if you want more frequent saves, reduce the amount of time here. Click okay to close options, and Excel will now auto-save based on your preferences.
- Working with references
- Freezing and locking
- Automatic data population
- Recovering lost work
- Finding named ranges
- Formatting cells and applying styles
- Applying international currency formatting
- Inserting hyperlinks
- Creating dropdown lists
- Hiding columns and rows
- Password protecting a workbook
- Restricting editing
- Adding headers and footers
- Locking cells
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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