I think I'm just bad at basic computer skills? Save Issues


#1

So I use Sketchup personally, mostly to model houses, design cabinetry, etc, because I like it.

I have lost a model before and am very good about ctrl+s every hour or so. I rarely close my program. I started a model mid-January and have been working on it, leaving the program open and just sleeping my laptop. The other day I was doing some support for work, and so closed all personal programs (including this one), but I very carefully made sure to file->save before closing (and again… I hit ctrl+s every hour or so, if not more frequently).

So I go to reopen the file today…and immediately notice it’s an older version. So I close it, open just sketchup, go to recent…that’s the only version. I have looked in my save directories etc, and everything seems to be dates January 27th at the latest.

So I suppose my question is: has anyone experienced this and been able to recover the file? And how do I prevent this in the future?


#2

Have you looked at restore previous versions? I did that also and actually found the more recent version in there. Also you may want to look in your recycle bin in case it got dumped there somehow.


#3

pls, reboot the computer at least once a week, so any updates can be properly applied.

Apps like browsers need to be closed to automatically clean their caches.