A Detailed Guide to AutoSave Your Work in Various Windows 10 and Apps

One of the most frustrating things that can happen to you is losing work when you’ve forgotten to save it on your Windows. If you are continually saving up your work, then you are well and good, else you will be in jeopardy. However, a constant saving of your work can be a considerable task, and sometimes we don’t remember anyways to save now and then while doing work. In this guide, we will share how to autosave your work in Windows 10, and various apps in Windows.

Detailed Guide to AutoSave Work in Various Windows 10 and Apps

1] Autosave in Outlook

Autosave Outlook Windows 10

When you are working in Outlook, you get an option to auto-save your emails automatically. Follow the instructions below that will help you to autosave your emails if you haven’t enabled this function.

  • Just go to File option.
  • Once you click on File option, you have to choose Options.
  • Click on the Mail option where you will get an option Automatically save items that have not been sent after this many minutes.
  • Specify the number of minutes and tick the option; then you would get your email saved after the specified number of minutes if it is unset.
  • It is an excellent facility for people who get distracted while composing emails.

2] Browsers

One of the most frustrating things can be when you are working on your browser, like filling out an elaborate form and your browser crashes. All the work down the drain, right? Now you can save this situation by installing some simple add on that will help you save your text or at least recover the text when your browser has crashed.

Although there are few add-ons or extensions available for popular browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox that you can use to come out with such problems.

3] Screenshots

Autosave Screenshots in Windows 10

One of the best ways to save your work is by taking a screenshot of your entire screen. You can easily do so by pressing the Print Screen button on your keypad. Then you can use this saved screen on any photo editing tool or send in chats. However, this is just a temporary process as it will save your screenshot for a short period on your clipboard.

To permanently save your screenshot you need to press the Windows key along with Print Screen which will save all the screenshots in a folder named Screenshot on your device. You will find Screenshots folder by following this path: This PC > Pictures > Screenshots.

Microsoft OneDrive lets you save these screenshots online. All you need to do is enable the option from OneDrive settings.

4] Microsoft Office

Autosave in Office Apps

If you are using the offline version of Microsoft Office, then you need to use Ctrl + S every time you need to save any of your work. But, in case you have been using the online version of Microsoft Office, you can start using a proper autosave option which is available. Be it PowerPoint or Words or Excel, switch on the AutoRecover option, and your work will automatically be saved. Although not a foolproof method, it allows you to keep your work in case the system crashes and gives you an auto-recovery option once you resume the app.

5] Notepad

Autosave in Notepad

When it comes to Notepad, nothing much has changed since it was first introduced in 1985. It still serves correctly as a lightweight note-taking app. Hence, if you are looking for a fancy auto-saving app, then you need to look beyond Notepad. However, there are many apps which will allow you to do this job correctly. You can easily save your work on your Notepad with the help of Notes, which offers an autosave option. Some of these best Windows Notepad alternative apps that allow you to autosave your work are:

Simplenote and Notes are great.

6] Third-Party Solution

When your app doesn’t have an option to autosave, you can always enable it to do so with the help of a 3rd party app. There is a tiny app calledAutosaver which helps you autosave your work in places which doesn’t offer an autosave option.

Once you have downloaded and installed the program on your device, click on the icon on the taskbar. Then select your preferred Autosave Interval, which suits you. It will automatically press Ctrl + S in the given interval.

These are some of the best methods which you can use in your Windows 10 to autosave your work and to get away from the harassment of losing your work. So, how do you like our article that will help you to autosave your work in Windows? We hope this article will make your life more comfortable than before.

Yogesh Mankani
Yogesh Mankani has been a freelance content writer for the last 10 years. His passion for blogging and giving words to his ideas and thoughts made him fall more in love with his profession which he takes very personally.


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