Got a question mark ‘?’ in your Microsoft Word for macOS filename? Then no auto-recover for you!
Yes – seriously. If the filename for your Word for macOS document includes a question mark, then it breaks the autorecover feature of that program.
Why would you have a question mark in a file name though? Well – mainly because Word is very good at automatically suggesting a name for your document – generally whatever the first line say – including punctuation!
Anyway, long story short – if you come across the following message, then simply resave/rename your document without the question mark and all will be well again!
You cannot save while the file is in use by another process. Try saving the file with a new name.
Word is unable to save the AutoRecover file in the location you have specified. Make sure that you have specified a valid location for AutoRecover files in Preferences, and that you have permission to write files to the location you specified.