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Old January 9th, 2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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I'm sure the answer is no....but I'll ask anyway!

I save everything twice, alway have.

Well today I just saved another project by the name of my wedding project (which took two days to finish), effectively losing my work.

Is there anyway to restore the veg file to a previous state? Please God?
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Old January 9th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #2
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You might try the myproject.veg.bak file.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #3
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OK, I'll try, Edward, thanks.

It worked! What can I say? Who's da man?

Thanks again!
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Old January 9th, 2009, 04:10 PM   #4
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Edward how does the bak file work? Why wasn't it overwritten when I saved the project? Not that I'm complaining, not at all. But I'm curious, if you happen to know.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 05:14 PM   #5
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It's a backup file put there intentionally for those little "oops" moments you just had.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 06:01 PM   #6
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I understand Perrone, but how often does it get updated? That what I am wondering.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #7
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I understand Perrone, but how often does it get updated? That what I am wondering.
Every time you save. So don't screw up twice in a row! :)
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Old January 9th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #8
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Ok, thanks. Thing is I did save, and yet the bak file still had the old info! Well it's not important, as from now I will be extra careful.
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Here's how it works. If you do a "Save As", there will be no BAK file created.

If you simple "Save", the existing file is renamed adding the .BAK and then the newer version of the file is saved. So it's possible the BAK file you just opened may have been missing some final edits (be sure to check that out).

In this case you did a "Save As" over the old file so the existing BAK file did not get overwritten and, in this case, saved you.

If you're using Vegas Pro 8, you might also want to check out my Auto Save custom command. It gets installed when you install Excalibur. Even if you don't purchase Excalibur, Auto Save is free for you to use and will give you all the backups you want!
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Old January 9th, 2009, 10:12 PM   #10
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That is extremely interesting, and very valuable to know! You are right, I almost always do a "save as", but apparently did a save at some point because the file was exactly as I left it before screwing it up!

Thanks for the tip for the auto save with Excalibur, very much appreciated!
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Old January 10th, 2009, 03:09 AM   #11
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Thanks for the tip for the auto save with Excalibur, very much appreciated!
Get Edward's "Auto Save" NOW!!! It has saved my bottie many a time. It just sits up there on my Toolbar and quietly scurries about making new increments to my work. Marvellous . . . ( "breathe out . . and . .. relax . . ")

It just WORKS!

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Old January 10th, 2009, 01:14 PM   #12
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Another reason to save each project in its own dir with a clear name, then have each project's .veg file ALSO have the project name in it. I could literally put all my .veg fiels in one massive directory and never have any conflicts, because each .veg file has in its file name:

[edit date yyyy-mm-dd]-[client name]-[other client name]-[type of project].veg

Very handy. It also means the .veg files automatically sort themselves in explorer (if you do a sort by file name) so the latest copy is always at the top/bottom of the dir.
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