I lost half a night's work just now because after about 6 months of learning and working with Mathematica it finally decided to crash on me for the very first time. Yeah my bad. At least I can remember what I did. Still I am now determined to find some way to not let this happen again. I couldn't find a setting for it in Preferences but I suspect there may be system options I can place at the top of a notebook. Please help.

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    $\begingroup$ Look up NotebookAutoSave in the documentation. reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/NotebookAutoSave.html $\endgroup$
    – flinty
    Jun 16, 2020 at 13:03
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to the pro level. I crash Mathematica at least twice a day! ;) $\endgroup$ Jun 16, 2020 at 13:04
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    $\begingroup$ @HenrikSchumacher lol i am far from pro but i am making great strides every day. $\endgroup$ Jun 16, 2020 at 13:18
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    $\begingroup$ @JulesManson You could do CurrentValue[InputNotebook[], NotebookAutoSave] = True $\endgroup$ Jun 16, 2020 at 14:37
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    $\begingroup$ Or, even better, do not program in Notebooks. Use an IDE ... $\endgroup$ Jun 16, 2020 at 14:38


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