How do I Recover an Unsaved Project?

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Post » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:20 pm

Is there a way I can recover a project I didn't save? Construct 2 shut down randomly while I was working on something for 3 hours straight. :/
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Post » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:32 pm

you could use your backup
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Post » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:59 pm

How? EDIT: Respond quickly please, I gtg soon, thx in advance
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Post » Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:04 am

Go to your project folder and rename the backup file to project.capx (or "what you want".cpax) and it should work.
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Post » Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:08 am

It was the first time I had started the project. There is no project folder! :/

I tried recreating the original project and it did it again. This is not my comp causing the problem, I swear
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Post » Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:11 am

I suggest you to backup all your project even if you just started it to avoid this problem next time
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Post » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:20 am

Have you got the backup and autosave features enabled?

What type of device are you saving to: local, external or cloud?

If local: are you trying to save to a sytem restricted folder? Newer Windows systems don't generally allow saving anywhere except the logged in 'Users' folder structure.
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Post » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:14 am

zenox98 wrote:Have you got the backup and autosave features enabled?

What type of device are you saving to: local, external or cloud?

If local: are you trying to save to a sytem restricted folder? Newer Windows systems don't generally allow saving anywhere except the logged in 'Users' folder structure.


Thanks for the reply, but I fixed my problem.
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Post » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:08 am

Could you find a way to recover the file? I'am facing the same problem, haven't saved either and there is no folder (that I know of) to recover an autosave or backup. Please help, been working on a project for very long before my laptop crashed.
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Post » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:54 pm

Kaelus wrote:Could you find a way to recover the file? I'am facing the same problem, haven't saved either and there is no folder (that I know of) to recover an autosave or backup. Please help, been working on a project for very long before my laptop crashed.


Enable autobackup in your C2 right now (for next projects).
And no, there is no quick way. There are softwares that scans your disk drive to recover files but it's not easy and when you want to recover something you have to stop using the laptop because any action writes on your disk, so you are risking to re-write the sector where your file was.
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