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The suggested backup strategy if you are using MS Word.

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Important steps[edit]

  1. MS Word: Change the auto-save duration from 10 minutes to less minutes. Automatically save and recover Office files - Office Support: [1]
  2. Using the cloud service to backup your files automatically. ex: Does Dropbox keep backups of my files? (Dropbox Help Center)
  3. Press ctrl + s to save the file frequently.

Backup strategy[edit]

Identify the importance of files[edit]

  1. Which file or directory is important?
  2. Which file or directory will be used next time? (1) You will use the file tomorrow. (You may use the file couple months later. )
  3. Which file or directory will drive you crazy if they were deleted or gone by accidentally?

Different backup strategy for different importance[edit]

hot zone if the files are important: Use real time sync & auto-backup solution Good!

archives zone if the files are NOT important: Manually/Auto backup the files.

troubleshooting[edit]

recover old versions of files

How to avoid the word file corrupted Save each revision to another file (the file naming rule ex: file_name_date.doc each day)! The larger file size and the more possibility of file corrupted.

Modify the options of file saving

How to avoid the word file using too much CPU resource

  • The reviewing symbol always take many CPU resource. Save each revision to another file or decrease the amount of the reviewing symbols!

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