Auto recovery in Word when freezes or crashes
I understand that the auto recovery features has been removed from recent update to Word for Mac 2016, in the past when a file was forced to close, the recovered file would open with 'auto recovery file name' and give you the option of which version you want to restore and use, this feature has been removed, please please bring it back as the auto save and auto reocvery files are not working.
I've had a host of other problems with Word 2016 for MAC, but the auto-recover is actually working on mine. WIrd locked up while trying to backup a file to a flash drive. When I opened finder, I had forgotten that I left the document open and it had to be recovered which worked fine.
Indeed very annoying.
Autorecovery file is still available at /Users/[username]/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Word/Data/Library/Preferences/AutoRecovery.
Rename extension to doc and open with Word.