How to Change Autosave Time in Excel (With Quick Steps)

Sometimes, due to many unavoidable circumstances, our Excel file may shut down suddenly. This results in the loss of the changes made in the Excel file if we forgot to save the file. In this regard, it is handier to use the AutoSave feature with a set time. Now, you can change the AutoSave time using this feature too. In this article, I will show you step-by-step guidelines to change the AutoSave time in Excel.

What Is AutoSave?

AutoSave is a feature in Excel which enables saving your file automatically at a certain time interval. So, if this feature is turned on, your Excel file will be automatically saved at a fixed time interval to a fixed directory.

Steps to Change Autosave Time in Excel

You can use the Excel Options dialogue box to change the AutoSave time in Excel. Follow the step-by-step guidelines below to do this. πŸ‘‡

πŸ“Œ Step 1: Access to Excel File Tab

  • First, go to the File tab.

Access File Tab

πŸ“Œ Step 2: Access to Excel Options

  • Next, click on More… from the expanded File tab.
  • Subsequently, click on Options from the appeared list.

Access Excel Options

πŸ“Œ Step 3: Change AutoSave Time

As a result, the Excel Options window will appear.

  • Click on the Save tab from the left side tab list.
  • Subsequently, put a tick mark on the β€˜Save AutoRecover information every’ text and fix the time interval as your desire with up and down arrows beside the text.
  • Besides, you can choose the saved file location from the AutoRecover file location option.

Change AutoSave time in Excel

Read More: Why Does Excel Autosave Keep Turning Off (Reason & Solution)

πŸ“Œ Step 4: Confirm the Changes

  • Finally, click on the OK button.

Confirm the Changes

Thus, you can accomplish your desired task.


So, in this brief article, I have shown you how to change AutoSave time in Excel. I hope you find this article helpful and informative. If you have any further queries or recommendations, please feel free to contact me. And, visit ExcelDemy for many more articles like this. Thank you!

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Tanjim Reza

Tanjim Reza

Hello! I am Md. Tanjim Reza Tanim. I have just completed my B.Sc from Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Department, BUET. Currently, I am working as an Excel & VBA content developer. I always had a great fascination with Microsoft Excel and its cool functions and formulas. Here, I am learning every day about new functions and formulas and working on applying MS Excel to the analysis of our real-life problems. I have great enthusiasm for learning any kind of new things, writing articles, and solving real-life problems.

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