How Can I Back Up Documents?

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A reader has a question about automatic backups in Word and Excel:

“I am a little confused over how to back up or store saved documents in Windows 10. When I was at work, my computer automatically daily backed up what I was doing on Word or Excel. Can I do that on Windows 10? Do I have to use a Flash drive to store my material, or can Windows do that for me internally? If Windows 10 can automatically back up my daily material, can you please direct me to the location that tells me how to do it?”

If you’re using Microsoft Office programs, it’s simple to automatically back up to OneDrive. You can set it up to automatically save to OneDrive and to a OneDrive folder on your PC. That way you’ll have copies in two locations.

When you open a Word or Excel file, look up in the top left for the option to Autosave. Slide the button to the On position.

You’ll be given the option to upload the file to OneDrive. Just click.

Then name the document and click OK.

You’ll notice Autosave is now turned on.

Here’s how to duplicate OneDrive folders on your PC’s hard drive. Type backup and sync settings into your search box and click on the results.

Then click on Manage sync settings.

Then choose which items you wish to sync between your PC and OneDrive

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  1. AutoSave is a new feature available in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 subscribers that saves your file automatically,

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