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Adobe Animate - How to locate previous (auto-save) version of a file?

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Dec 28, 2018

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Please excuse my frustration...  I'm surprised not a single person on planet earth has asked this question before...  that or there's just not a clear answer to this problem for Adobe Animate.


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So I copied a symbol and pasted it onto another frame... I forgot to convert it again to a new symbol so that whatever changes I make will not affect the original symbol.  Since I made too many changes on the original symbol its beyond undo.

QUESTION:

So my question is... does Adobe Animate create a folder that has previous autosave version(s) of the file?  If so, where do I find it?  If its an option that I don't have turned on, where do I find that on the Adobe Animate program?

If this is possible, could you just give me a simple direction like:  Windows (C:) > Program Files > Adobe > Adobe Animate CC 2018......

Also, don't mix this up with AUTO-RECOVERY, yes I know those files are located on the same folder as the same file you're working on.  Though, I'm not asking about auto-recovery.

Also, also... my File History is turned off... so I don't know if that is 1 solution for this situation.

Thanks,
JD

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Adobe Animate - How to locate previous (auto-save) version of a file?

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Please excuse my frustration...  I'm surprised not a single person on planet earth has asked this question before...  that or there's just not a clear answer to this problem for Adobe Animate.


STORY:

So I copied a symbol and pasted it onto another frame... I forgot to convert it again to a new symbol so that whatever changes I make will not affect the original symbol.  Since I made too many changes on the original symbol its beyond undo.

QUESTION:

So my question is... does Adobe Animate create a folder that has previous autosave version(s) of the file?  If so, where do I find it?  If its an option that I don't have turned on, where do I find that on the Adobe Animate program?

If this is possible, could you just give me a simple direction like:  Windows (C:) > Program Files > Adobe > Adobe Animate CC 2018......

Also, don't mix this up with AUTO-RECOVERY, yes I know those files are located on the same folder as the same file you're working on.  Though, I'm not asking about auto-recovery.

Also, also... my File History is turned off... so I don't know if that is 1 solution for this situation.

Thanks,
JD

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C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Adobe\Animate CC 2019\en_US\Configuration

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Thanks for your response!

Where do I go from Configuration?  I'm guessing its the tmp folders?  But they're empty.

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it might be in the Temp folder (per the below info), if you have auto-recovery enabled.  but i think it will be in the folder i indicated, not a subfolder.  to test:

open animate and start a test fla.  don't save (if that's what you did with the problematic fla). wait your auto-recovery time. open task manager and force animate to quit.  reopen animate.  if auto-recovery is enabled animate should offer to recover the test fla.  note the directory of the test fla and check it for your problematic fla.

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Auto-Recovery

When enabled (the default setting), this setting saves a copy of each open file at the specified time interval, in the same folder as the originals. If you have not saved the file yet, Animate saves the copies in its Temp folder. The file names are the same as the originals, with “RECOVER_” added to the beginning of the file name. If Animate quits unexpectedly, a dialog box appears when you restart to allow you to open the auto-recover file. When you exit Animate normally, the auto-recover files are deleted.

Starting Animate CC 2015 release, Animate does not create unnecessary auto-recovery files. An auto-recovery file is created only if the document is modified after the last auto-recovery files were created. Auto-recovery file is removed only after completing a successful save operation. To avoid continuous loop of auto-recovery for short auto-recovery duration, snapshot for all files modified after last auto-recovery are created at each auto-recovery interval. Next auto recovery timer is started only after this process is completed.

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