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HELP! Indesign files are reverting to previously "Saved aAs" documents

New Here ,
Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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I recently created a 10 page document based on an existing file and did a save as. I spent hours on this document. Once i closed it and reopened it an hour later, it opened up as the old original document is was based on!! I went to open other documents that were created in this way and they all were old files!! what the heck. This is a HUGE problem.

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Community Expert ,
Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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Sounds like you overwrote your previous document. It's important to double check your document before doing too much work on it and incremantally naming and saving it regularly so you can revert to an earlier version if necessary. Also, save copies externally, as well as locally, so you can access your files if something happens to your computer. Belt and braces.

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Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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I didn't. I actually opened the document i based it on, and saved it with a new name. Infact i opened passed docs that I created this way, and they all reverted to the intial document. 

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Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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Which version of InDesign and OS?
Have you tried resetting the InDesign preferences?

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Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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Mac OS Big Sur v 11.5.2

Adobe InDesign v 16.4

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Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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i actually found others (see link below) that are having the same issue as me!

 

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/39640816-suddenly-my-do...

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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The exact same thing is happening to me. I am on Mac Big Sur OS 11.6, running the latest CC InDesign. This morning, I opened the file and it was the OLD file I originally started with. I totally rebuilt the file, saved it; was having some spinning wheel issues, restarted -- it SHOWS the file was saved right before I restarted -- but the OLD file from yesterday opens up!!!! This is a MAJOR issue for me as well.

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New Here ,
Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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I completely agree! This bug can potentially wipe out hundreds of files i have created based on others i have "Saved As". This is a MAJOR MAJOR flaw that needs immediate attention before it does major harm.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 29, 2021 Sep 29, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear about your experience. Do you still see similar behavior with the app?  Are these files saved on a network drive? Have you tried resetting preferences? If not, then please try doing that & let us know if that helps.
If it doesn't, Would it be possible for you to share the device information & preference files with us? This information would help us assist you accordingly.

 

We are looking forward to your response.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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New Here ,
Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

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This just happened to me as well. 5.5 hours working on detailed proposal edits. Saved it, left it open overnight and went to bed. Woke this morning all my work was completely gone and the file was reverted to an older version of the file. I'm working/saving locally, not to the Cloud. I have no idea how CC/InDesign can take so much control of my computer to do this - otherwise it seems like a virus because I cannot figure it our or risk losing work like this.

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