If you are working with a text file that is stored on a removable device, plug in automatically create a local copy of a document that is located remotely and stored, respectively in the remote mode. To do this, open the main menu of Word and select "Word Options".
Select the "Advanced" tab and scroll to "Save". Near line Copy deleted files on the computer and update them when saving" check.
If your file is on a hard drive, not on a network or on removable media, you can configure the program to maintain the backup automatically. If you accidentally unplug the computer or the program fails, it will run auto recovery of a document from a backup.
To configure auto saving go to the main menu of Word and then open the "Word Options". As in the above case, find it in "Advanced" section of "Save" and next line "Always create backup copy" check, if it's still not worth it.
To access the backup if it doesn't open automatically, click on "File" -> "Open" and then in "files of Type" select "All files". In the folder where your document is located, and its backup, which are stored in the format wbk. Set up the display of folders in the table view and select the desired file among the type "copy Word".
In case of damage of the file when open it in the usual way impossible to reset – run program and in menu "File" select "Open" and then in Explorer click on the desired document. To the right of the open button click on the arrow and select the subcategory "Open and repair". Press Enter.
You can also open the corrupt file in another program – for example, in HTML or txt file format. In this case, you will lose all formatting, but the text will be saved.