Restore an autosaved file

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Restore an autosaved file

Postby Kevin Golding » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:06 am

Hi all

Where do the autosaved files get saved?

I am running QCAD 3 on Linux. I made sure to turn on autosave, and set it to save every 2 minutes. My machine just crashed, and when I restarted QCAD and re-opened my drawing, it was a version from about 1 hour ago.

How can I get back the autosaved version?

Thanks
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Re: Restore an autosaved file

Postby andrew » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:41 am

Kevin Golding wrote:Where do the autosaved files get saved?


In the temporary directory configured on your machine. This is most likely /tmp under Linux. If the environment variable $TMPDIR is set, it overrides this default.

QCAD 3 RC2 will allow you to configure the auto save path for QCAD individually.
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Postby Brass Monkey » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:42 am

As the temporary directory on Windows machines gets wiped on startup, the default setting isn't useful. I've had system crashes lose work because of this. Would a real directory be a more useful default for autosaves? Mine's now set to a proper non-temp directory.
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Postby andrew » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:25 am

@ Brass Monkey: Thanks for the hint. I'll change the default to another directory for Windows systems.

Task:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/bugtracker/in ... ask_id=424
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Postby Brass Monkey » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:18 pm

No problem, happy to help. @others - this is easy to change by hand:

Edit > Application preferences > Load/Save > Auto Save, and change to a non-temporary directory.
Watch this directory carefully as you may find it filling up after a bit, and prune carefully if it starts to bloat.
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Postby Clive » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:35 pm

Thanks for the tip!
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