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HELP! Accidentally hit "don't save changes"

Community Beginner ,
Mar 07, 2018 Mar 07, 2018

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I made a grave mistake and closed a file and accidentally selected "don't save changes". I know about the Recovery folder which saves in-progress versions of the document in case of the program crashing, but my understanding is those files are deleted once you save (or, in my case don't save).

Is there ANY way to get back to a previous version of my file before I accidentally closed it without saving the changes?? In panic mode that several hours worth of work just went down the drain

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 07, 2018 Mar 07, 2018
File’s gone, sorry.

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Mar 07, 2018 Mar 07, 2018

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File’s gone, sorry.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 07, 2018 Mar 07, 2018

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Thanks. Spent the time on hold for Adobe support writing down as much as I could remember about what I lost... There are few heartbreaks worse than losing your unsaved changes.

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Jul 20, 2019 Jul 20, 2019

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Not true. I've done it before. Trying to find the instructions i found to do it again.

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Jul 20, 2019 Jul 20, 2019

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kapellenaj43  wrote

Not true. I've done it before. Trying to find the instructions i found to do it again.

You posted the same response in Photoshop one minute after you posted here. The answer is the same: when you close properly without saving, the file is gone.

I clicked don't save instead of save.... am i ruined?!

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Jul 20, 2019 Jul 20, 2019

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Complete and utter nonsense!

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Oct 17, 2018 Oct 17, 2018

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The same thing happened to me today.

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May 25, 2020 May 25, 2020

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_a39iWplEI 

 

this totally works. just thought i lost a half days work. got it back in seconds. 

Have you ever been working on a project, made a ton of fancy edits, then only to have your computer crash? Thinking auto-save has your back, you log into yo...

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May 25, 2020 May 25, 2020

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This is an InDesign forum and it involves intentionally not saving a file, not a crash!

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Apr 11, 2021 Apr 11, 2021

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The video on Adobe illustrator tutorials shows you the way to enable autosave or auto recovery in Adobe illustrator and get back lost or unsaved project back...

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Apr 11, 2021 Apr 11, 2021

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This is discussion is three years old and no, that won't help at all!

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