All of my edits are gone! [FOUND]

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Post » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:52 pm

So, I've spent a full day+ working on my project, saved the file (yes, I did File--> Save) ... and I reopened C2, and all my edits are gone!! Huge bummer and wtf?

There is an autosave.capx, but it is corrupt. I guess thankfully, most of my time was spent figuring stuff out, but still ... you can't trust the save feature?

This was using the latest beta r174 (which I upgraded because some help from the forums was using the beta, and I was unable to open their help capx with the standard release) ... but still ... gooodness -- how do you guys make sure your projects are safe??
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Post » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:56 pm

I had a similar issue not long ago. I am 1000% sure I saved but the next day the last edits were undone. But it only happened once so far and I could not reproduce it.
viewtopic.php?f=146&t=108604&p=795470#p795470 (but no replies so far)
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Post » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:08 pm

You and I are not the only ones. Here is another: viewtopic.php?f=146&t=109385

It's a pretty bad flaw.... all your SAVED work, gone. (btw, I am 100% sure I saved, it was a very deliberate action)
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Post » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:31 pm

What location are you guys saving to? Is it a local disk or virtual?

Are the projects really big? What antivirus do you have?

There is usually some common factor involved - it's just sometimes very difficult to determine what that factor is though :/
If your vision so exceeds your ability, then look to something closer.
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Post » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:41 pm

Local Disk. It's not big... 30 events. Virus free (with multiple checks). I made lots of changes, such as new sprites, edit them and trying different sounds, modified behaviors, etc. ... so it would be really hard to pin down a specific factor... It's on a Windows 8.1 machine.

I also watched the auto-save dialog box appear multiple times while working. This feature is also broken.

... I was restarting my pc and before initiating the shutdown, I went to C2, saved my project, then restarted my pc, reopened C2 ... and poof -- all edits gone.
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Post » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:56 pm

First, I don't know how to solve this particular issue.

That said... you are *NOT* supposed to just save onto the same file. You are supposed to check that file (or the project directory structure) into a versioning system.
So whenever a bust like that appears, you check out your last revision and lose only the difference between the current revision and the one you checked in last. I know that this does not help you right now, but you really need to consider starting to work that way.
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Post » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:06 pm

Do you recommend a versioning system that works well with C2?
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Post » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:18 pm

I suppose any one will do, since you don't use advanced features like automatic code merging etc. at all, you just check in new versions of files. We use Git, but that's only personal preference.
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Post » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:30 pm

Thanks -- my new favorite tutorial is https://www.scirra.com/tutorials/537/ho ... svn/page-1

...me thinks this a common 'beginner' pitfall -- and would kindly suggest @Ashley (and to the other powers that be) to make this information more inclusive in the Setup & Installation part of the Manual.
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Post » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:35 pm

There was a bit of a discussion in the Bugs section about whether the Autosave/autobackup system may be the issue.
(https://www.scirra.com/forum/my-c2-has-been-crashing-every-10-minutes-help-please_p794094?#p794094)

I have never used either system - I like to have total control so I maintain my own system - and have never encountered any issue with saving or losing data.

If you encounter problems like this often, just try turning off the 'auto....' system for a while to see if it helps, but remember to save regularly,
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