Just to clarify - autosave saves a file with the current file name and .auto.fm extension. It isn't the same as File > Save. If you close a file properly, either File > Close > Yes, save changes, or No, don't save changes, the .auto file disappears. If you perform File > Save, the .auto file is deleted; it returns after some document activity occurs and the interval you chose in FIle > Preferences passes. If the OS fails, the drive fails, or the power fails, this ungraceful end of operation keeps the .auto. When you restart and reopen the file, FM detects the .auto file and asks if you want to use it. If you say "Yes," it's opened as filename.auto.fm, so you still have filename.backup.fm, and filename.fm also. This gives you three files to open under their own names, save to new names, then use File > Utilities > Compare files to pick-and-choose the pieces you need to reconstruct what you can.
Word's autosave feature used to be a substitute for manual save, meaning that it overwrote your good file with whatever experimental content mangling you or your cat had performed. However, more recent Word releases save a separate file, similar to FM's autosave. HTH Regards, Peter _______________________________ Peter Gold KnowHow ProServices