I have SU 2019 on a Mac. I have backups and “auto-save every 5 minutes” both checked in preferences. I understand that the ~.skp file in the same folder as the .skp folder is the version prior to the last save. But where are the 5 minute autosaves? One poster gave the following Ruby Console command:
Using this I found two files from last night–a .skp and a ~.skp timestamped 3 minutes earlier. After working for an hour today, I used Ruby to check for current autosaves and the folder contents were unchanged from last night. Where are my 5 minute autosaves going? I’m pretty sure they’re happening because I get that annoying (but understandable) pinwheel every 5 minutes while working. So I quit Sketchup and restarted, then ran the Ruby command again. The folder is now empty. It’s been 20 minutes and the folder is still empty.
I read this thread: SketchUp Pro 2019 = Let’s talk about Saving and it only confused me further. Why are we now talking about “recovered files” instead of backups or autosaves? And when I tried reloading a file from the Welcome To Sketchup window as directed, it loaded a file that was over an hour old–not one from within the last 5 minutes.
It’s also odd that there’s an Autosave folder in User/Library/Application support/Sketchup 2019/Sketchup/Autosave. But it’s empty. I cannot figure this out and have lost hours of time trying to find my recent autosave and then hours more trying to get an answer to this confusing issue and conflicting info from SU. I ended up having to rebuild my model from my last save whereas in the past I could rebuild from my last autosave. What am I missing?