Save file not saving correctly

New Here ,
Feb 05, 2021 Feb 05, 2021

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I'm using Adobe Animate 2020, last night I was working on something and saved it, then closed the program and went to sleep. I know I saved it, because no "save changes?" pop-up came up when closing it. This morning, when I opened Animate I checked my recent files, and it was there but was completely reverted back to when I first started the project. There are no autosaves for it either. I don't know what happened? Help would be greatly appreciated.

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Feb 05, 2021 Feb 05, 2021

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there's no way for a file to revert to a another version or an earlier save.

 

it's possible you're looking at a previously saved file and you have no other saves or you do have other saves.  to check for other saves, before doing anything else use file>save as to see the last directory where animate saved a file.  then check that directory with a file browser.

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Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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I am having this issue to. I thought at first it was me not checking properly but i check and double check now and the same thing is happening. 

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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i'm skeptical (but also fallible).

 

in any case, prevent* this (and more common problems) by saving your fla files with increasing version number appended. eg, if you have a project1.fla, save as project1_v000.fla.  then after some edits (especially if you don't want to lose what you've done to the fla), save as project1_v001 etc. 

 

periodically (and especially, if you're about to walk away from your computer and let it idle/sleep) close animate and open the most recent version to ensure it's not corrupt.  it's also recommended you close your current project even if you opt to leave animate open, while letting your computer idle/sleep.

 

 

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if what you say is actually occuring, this won't prevent the problem but will decrease the chance of user error/misinterpretation by providing more information about which version(s) were altered and what time/date they were altered vs their creation time/date.

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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Did you maybe save it as another name or miss place the file on your computer? Also look for a recovery file too. 


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