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Saved work vanished.

Auto save feature switched on, plus I saved manually. I have the original work, but the upgraded version is gone. I printed the completed work successfully before shutting down the computer, but I return to it today and the hours of upgraded work is gone. I don't understand. Very new to this.

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  • zulu42 Oct 20, 2008

    I think there has been a misunderstanding in my use of the word "upgraded". I haven't "upgraded" the program, just the piece of work I was working on - ie - made improvements and changes to the piece. It was the improvements and changes that were gone (despite saving) when I opened up the file the next day. All I was left with was the original piece of work, minus the changes.

    Sorry if I didn't make my meaning more clear.


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If this is a new up-grade of the program that an old file is being worked on with the upgraded program, look under TOOLS, OPTIONS, FILE LOCATIONS for a defaulted location that can be different from what you expected.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

  • Dennis Gladieux
    Dennis Gladieux Oct 21, 2008

    Dear zulu42
    The answer may be in the same location. In the tab file locations is a selection "AutoRecover files" there may be a folder specified that the document is located. My set up is that the files would be located in thee normal location of the document so the up-date would be over_filed the oroginal document, but you could have a seperate folder that holds up-dates only if you forget to file-up over the original document. I wish I could be of more help but you can prevent future disappointments by setting up a folder to hold your auto matic Up-dates or set the frequency of the AutoRecovery to less time(Tools, Options, Save).
    Glad to be of Assistance
    Please rate the assistance even if not adaquate for your needs, I can learn from all comments.


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