When using a Microsoft Office product it is possible that a user will not save their file. This can be caused by either system issues or the user not saving their files prior to shut down. Office has a built in feature that auto recovers a file that is being worked periodically to a temporary file. Users should be advised to not rely on this auto recover as it is not a flawless system but in some cases it can help recover lost work. To locate the location Office is using for autorecover click on the Microsoft icon then select Options button in the bottom right corner:
In this window, select “Save”. You will then see a box titled AutoRecover file location. This will show you the navigation path to where Office is auto saving recovering files. Also note that the time between each AutoRecovery can be adjusted in this window.