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How to Recover Lost Word files - Part 4

In this article we explain how to search for Word's backup files. 

Many users rely on the Always create backup copy setting (see Tools > Options > Save tab) to automatically create a backup copy of their files.

While the obvious advantage is that it always creates a backup file, the downside is that it makes Word work very hard. As it has to continually save backup copies, it will reduce your computers performance.

Quite often, Word will freeze when it backs up a large file. Personally, I don't use it, but I know many who swear by it.

How to Search for Word Backup Files

To find the backup file, follow these steps:

1. In Windows, click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.

2. In the Search for files or folders named box, type *.WBK.

3. In the Look in box, point to the arrow, and then click My Computer.

4. Click Search.

How to Recover Lost Word Files - Other Links

How to search for Microsoft Word's Backup files

How to force Word to close after it crashes

How to Recover Text from a Crashed Word File

How to search for Microsoft Word's Temporary Files

How to search for Microsoft Word's Lost Files



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