A single regrettable keystroke has lost me several hours of intensely concentrating, not getting up to pee work. All because I thought I would try opening my working file a different way, the way most Windows programs normally provide as an option: Select “File,” then, usually there are a few “Recent” files listed there, which before today, I never paid any attention to, I always used the “Open…” dialog option.
So, when I clicked on the “Recent” file that is the only one I have been working on for the past two weeks, an unexpected question popped up and it confused me. It said, “The autosave file is more recent than this. Would you like to use it instead?” That made no sense to me, because I always save and save and save as I am working, along with having autosave set to every 5 minutes. I also save again for good measure before shutting down.
I was terribly confused. So I just flipped a coin and said no, which I now regret, because apparently if you don’t use the autosave when you have the chance, Sketchup just completely obliterates it out of existence right then and there. Kinda passive aggresive, don’t you think? Now that I know I made the wrong decision, and the file that I did open up is missing many, many hours of work, and multiple manually saved (I know I need a better strategy now!) and auto save versions.
I re-named the .bkp file and opened it, and it’s not much better. I had high hopes because it was time stamped late yesterday afternoon, about the time I stopped working.
Am I just completely screwed? Is there no auto “cloud” backup somewhere? With unicorns and kittens?