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Back Up Your AutoCorrect

Have you invested a lot of time tweaking the AutoCorrect lists in your MS Office programs?

Are you looking for a way to back up those lists?

Well, the trick is to know what type of file it is you’re looking for.

The “secret” is to know that AutoCorrect files have an .acl file extension.

With that information, you’ll need to run a search in Windows for these files. I searched on my system and found several of them in a variety of locations, so you too will need to run a search. My latest search found my newly saved files – therefore the custom list I had created – at this location:


While I can’t guarantee the location of yours, it’s a place to start.

Once found, you can include them in whatever backup routine you usually follow hopefully saving some time and energy later… should you need them again!