From time to time things go wrong and it becomes necessary to try and manually locate layout autosave recovery files.
In my case, my computer overheated. I then attempted to save and shut down the computer. After the computer recovered, the file I was working on had reverted to four hours earlier and there was no recovery file. I assume that the recovery file was erased when I attempted to save but layout was unable to actually save the file. I then verified that the auto save function in layout was working (i keep it set to 5 min.)
This is where knowing the location of the recovery file comes in. I am aware that Layout erases the recovery file when you save and exit and that if layout does not display a recovery file then it has been deleted. However, if I could determine the location where layout saves these files, I could use time machine (which backs up my whole machine every hour), to go back and find the file from BEFORE i exited layout and recover it, then when i reopened layout I would find it in the recovery tab.
This would also work in the case of accidentally pressing “don’t save” when you mean to press “save” (which I have also done in the past).
So the question is, does anyone know where Layout saves the temporary autosave recovery files?