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Old December 18th, 2007, 01:48 PM   #1
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Quite some time ago I enquired about autosave for Vegas and downloaded Edward Troxel's script - but never got around to installing it.

Last night after working on a project for hours and forgetting to save, the computer crashed - coincided with me hitting a key in quick succession. I couldn't even switch the computer off - had to pull the plug.

I thought I had lost all my work, but hadn't as on restarting Vegas I got asked if I wanted to open the file that had been open at the crash, but then should save it under another name. I did and had lost only a few minutes.

I then installed Edward's script, but now ask: "Clearly there is some sort of autosave in Vegas or I wouldn't have been able to get the file back as I did. What is the difference between this and your script Edward?"

Another disturbing thing is now occurring - could it be associated?. My computer just spontaneously shuts down with a click. It's a new computer and has been going perfectly, but now some gremlin is in the works. :-(
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Old December 18th, 2007, 02:40 PM   #2
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Here's the main difference between my Auto Save and what's built into Vegas:

Vegas will save your current file and will create a .BAK file (which is basically your previous save). It will also do an "auto save" into a temp folder periodically. If you save properly, this goes away. If it crashes, it will attempt to reload from that file.

My Auto Save will literally SAVE the project every X minutes (you can specify the timeframe). It will also keep a running series of back up files that have the date/time appended to the file name. This way you can go back to any particular period of time. It can also save into a separate folder (which can also be on a different drive) giving you another layer of protection. You'll end up with many VEG files but you'll have much more protection against lost info.
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Old December 18th, 2007, 03:24 PM   #3
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Thanks Edward. Your script will I imagine save me in the future. Appreciated.

Looks like the switching off is a power supply issue - new one being sent.
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