Word does not, by default, make backup copies of your documents for you. Instead your old document is deleted after the new file is written to your hard drive. Some word processing software does provide backup copies by default. Alas Word is not one of them. There is, however, a way to make Word provide those backup copies for you.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- On your Ribbon, click the File tab and Options to display the dialog box.
- On the left-hand side, click Advanced.
- Scroll down until you see the Save options. Do not confuse this with clicking Save at the left-hand side of the dialog box as they are entirely different.
- Select Always Create Backup Copy.
- Click OK.