Since Office 2002 (probably even 97) until Office 2010 (probably even 2013), opening Excel and Word constantly results in me being shown a list of documents that I might want to recover. As far as I know, I save my documents, close them, and then shut down Excel and Word like any other application by clicking the X. I don't ALT+F4, open task manager and terminate the processes, unplug my computer, go out to my garage an flip all the breakers, etc. Every time this document list shows up, I feel a little paranoid, as if I need to look at them or something just to make sure I am not losing anything that I somehow didn't save.
I'd like someone to tell me that this is just Office messing with my mind, that everything I need has been safely saved to my drive. Don't just tell me that because I want you to, though. If you know what's up with this, do share.