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Microsoft Office Questions and Answers - Saving the Auto Recovery File is Postponed Word Error

Prabith writes in with an Office question
Question:While using Office 2003 I get an error message saying "Saving the Auto recovery file is postponed for (file name)". How do I solve this?

Answer: This error may be caused by the name of your file. If you are using certain characters such as #, % or ! in the file name then try to take them out and use only letters and numbers.

Another thing to try would be to turn off the Word AutoRecovery feature by going to Tools, Options and then the Save tab and unchecking the box that says Save AutoRecover info every:. Then close Word and do a system cleanup using the free Ccleaner to remove all your temp files.

Next you can try to delete the Normal.dot file with Word closed. When you open Word again it will create a new Normal.dot file. You can do a search of your hard drive for the file but make sure you have the Show hidden files and folders option checked in your folder options.

Also make sure the document is set to 2003 format by going to Tools, Options and then the Comparability tab.

If nothing seems to work then you can try a repair installation of Word. Go to Add/Remove Programs and click on Word or Microsoft Office if you use the Office suite and then use the repair option to have Word repair any corrupt files. Or you can uninstall Word and then reinstall. I would suggest running Ccleaner after the uninstall before reinstalling.






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