What is Save Protector?

If you are anything like my wife there is a good chance you e-mail documents to yourself regularly. This means there is a good chance you have used Open instead of Save. Unfortunately Word doesn't let you know you are working out of the Temporary Internet Files location and allows you to make your changes there. This means that file you spent hours on will be gone the moment you close the document.

This is where Save Protector comes in. Save Protector is an Add-on for Word 2013 that detects when you are attempting to save to this location and warns you forcing you to save the file somewhere else.

How to Install Save Protector:

  1. Download the ZIP file here
  2. Extract the files and double click "SaveProtector.vsto"
  3. Follow the on screen instructions.