Word Makes Backup Copies, Too


Q. In the good old days when I was using WordPerfect, the program created a backup copy of every file I opened. That way, if I made a mistake—say, I deleted an important section—the backup always was there to rescue me. Why doesn’t Word do that?

A. It does, only, unlike WordPerfect, it’s not a default condition. However, it’s easy to set that default. In the toolbar, click on Tools , Options and the Save tab.

Then place a check in the box next to Always create backup copy and click on OK .

Word saves the backup files with a WBK filename extension. Older versions of Word used a BAK extension.

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