Safe name for files.

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Jim0000
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Safe name for files.

Post by Jim0000 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:36 pm

What are the rules for naming Qcad .dxf files for safe saving please?
I have a history of either losing access to file, or them disappearing altogether. I want to follow correct naming protocol to ensure this does not continue.

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Jim.

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Re: Safe name for files.

Post by andrew » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:59 am

I don't think file names are your problem. Perhaps the best advice I can give you is to do a fully automatic, regular backup. In all my years of working with computers on various systems, I've actually never witnessed a file that disappeared. However, I did accidentally delete files, misplace them or make changes I later regretted. These are all things you can only fight with backups.

With external hard drives being cheap and automated backup software readily available, there is really no reason not to do a fully automatic backup at least every day, better more often.

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Re: Safe name for files.

Post by Jim0000 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:20 pm

Thanks Andrew. Apologies for the late reply.
How do I enable an "automatic update" please?

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