Microsoft Word 2016 is not saving documents

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Hello experts, I need your help. Over the past few weeks when I save a document in Microsoft Word, it's not really saving. Because when I open it up again, it's an older version. Like I said - this just started to happen a few weeks ago. I'm not sure why this is happening. Anyone seen this before? Thanks for all the help!
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If I use “save as” and allow overwrite, the changes are saved. Otherwise they are lost. 

Annoying. 

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  • ToddN2000
    If this is a shared drive you may not have write permissions. Is this a personal or work environment? Is this a Windows machine or a Mac? Are you running a compatible version for your PC/ (32-bit/64-bit)? There have been numerous issues like hanging, looping and running a 32-bit on a 64-bit machine.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    You can try to boot the system in safe mode (assuming windows OS) and do the same job and check if it happens again. Or you can create another log in account and after using your new login open word and try to save that document and check if that happens again. You can also try to repair office applications to overcome this issue. Also is it Windows 10 or you have upgraded to windows 10? However you can link here for repairing purpose, https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Repair-an-Office-application-7821d4b6-7c1d-4205-aa0e-a6b40c5bb88b
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  • avirsh
    I have the same problem. In addition, no auto autorecovery data is saved. This problem began after I had updated to version 16.16.4
      
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  • avirsh
    This is a problem with Office 16.16.4 for the Mac. 
    To save the file, I use "save as" and overwrite. 
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  • ToddN2000
    Are you using any add-ins to Word?

    I suggest that you run a System File Check scan to check for system file corruption. You can check the procedure here: System file check (SFC) Scan and Repair System Files & DISM to fix things SFC cannot.

    We also suggest that you repair your Microsoft Office from the Control Panel. You can check the procedure here: Repair an Office application.

    Let us know how it goes.

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