Auto Save not working?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 05, 2019 Apr 05, 2019

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I've put the auto save feature on Premiere Pro CC on save every 5 minutes. However i just worked on a 30 minute project, but it didn't save once? Why is this? It sometimes saves randomly, but during this full 30 minutes it didn't happen once..

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 05, 2019 Apr 05, 2019

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It sometimes won't work until you do a manual save.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 05, 2019 Apr 05, 2019

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@peru bob ,  I did a manual save, but after 15 minutes still no auto save..

@Jim_simon not sure what i'm suppose to do with the page you sent me?

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LEGEND ,
Apr 05, 2019 Apr 05, 2019

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After logging in, click the Vote button.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 05, 2019 Apr 05, 2019

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The current AutoSave feature is...flawed.

There is a better way.

Instant Auto Save – Adobe video & audio apps

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 15, 2020 Jan 15, 2020

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What the hell is wrong with Adobe for not having a proper auto save???? It is one of the oldest features and most crticial in NLE! I am shocked and completely pissed off because they have these half baked programs! GET WITH IT ADOBE!!

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New Here ,
Sep 11, 2020 Sep 11, 2020

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If they clowns had to pay me every hours I have lost because of crashes and unsave work.  I wouldn't have to make videos anymore.

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New Here ,
Sep 29, 2020 Sep 29, 2020

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You may want to double check your Project Settings.

I was ready to rip my hair out after loosing 3 hours of work because sometimes when you're in the "ZONE" you forget the simple things like "ctrl+s".

Anyway after much searching I found my Auto Saves. They were in my documents folder.

You know.. It's always the last place you look.

My projects settings defaults them there - not sure why, pretty sure that wasn't always the case.

BUT - Be sure to check your Project Settings when starting a new project that's how you tell Premiere where you want to save your Auto Saves.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 07, 2019 Apr 07, 2019

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Well, still no help.. is there just no way to fix this? I'm paying for this program, so i would expect it to work..

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 07, 2019 Apr 07, 2019

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Unfortunately, improving autosave is not high on Adobe's priority list.

Make sure to vote as Jim suggested.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 07, 2019 Apr 07, 2019

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Spirare  wrote

...i would expect it to work..

Yes, it should work. I'll see if I can help.

But first, let me say that even if Auto Save works exactly as designed, most users believe that, for safety, it is prudent to a) save your project often and b) use "Save a Copy" (my preference) or "Save As" with iteration numbers to a separate hard drive. For example, Auto Save will overwrite the oldest version once you reach the number of versions to save. Prior to 2013, it would save even though no changes are made to the project. And in any event, if you have corruption and/or a hard drive crash,  you may lose your main project file and all your autosaves.

There have been changes in autosave in recent versions. So what specific dot version of PR are you using?

In File -> Project Settings -> Scratch Disks: where are your autosaves set? Are there any files saved there?

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 18, 2019 Apr 18, 2019

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Sorry for the late answer..

I'm not sure what you mean with dot version? i use Premier Pro CC 2018 at the moment.

they get saved at the same location as the project, which is user/*****/documents/adobe/premiere pro/12.0

There are auto save files in there. but for instance, with the last project i worked on it for 30 minutes, with auto save set to every 5 minutes. Yet it only auto saved once..

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 18, 2019 Apr 18, 2019

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The dot version you are on is probably 2018.1.2 (the final version of 2018). For our purpose, it doesn't matter: I don't believe there were any autosave changes in 2018; there have been in 2019 and prior to 2018.

Does this folder exist?

".../documents/adobe/premiere pro/12.0/Adobe Premiere Pro Auto-Save"?

Let's test the basic function for your system. I just tested 2018, and it behaves as expected for me.

Change your autosave preferences to 2 minutes.

Create a new test project.

Save it once.

Import any short video. (i.e. a change has occurred in the project. The 2 minute clock starts).

Wait 2 or 3 minutes; look in the autosave folder. Anything there? (should be).

Save the project.

Drag the video to the new icon. (Creates a sequence; i.e. new change in project.)

Do not save the project.

Wait 2 or 3 minutes; look in the autosave folder. A new file there? (should be).

Now do nothing - make no changes and do not save. Wait about 10 minutes.

There are unsaved changes, but there is already an autosave of it. Look in the autosave folder; there should be no further autosaves generated. (2013 and before, that was not the case.)

Does this work as expected for you?

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 20, 2019 Apr 20, 2019

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I tried it all, and it does work like you said, it did auto save both times. and not the third time when i didnt change anything.

It's weird though that when i'm working on a project, it normally doesn't do this, or way less often, it was set to 5 minutes before this, but i can see on the last project i worked on it only did it twice in 30 minutes. while i was actively working on it.

Is it important to manually save before i start a project? because i normally don't do that.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 20, 2019 Apr 20, 2019

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Some users say to do one manual save. I don't find it necessary, but no reason not to. And I save and save a copy a LOT.

Activity (e.g.keystrokes), suppresses the autosave, but it takes very little inactivity for it to trigger.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 20, 2019 Apr 20, 2019

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Stan+Jones  wrote

I save and save a copy a LOT.

I do as well.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 20, 2019 Apr 20, 2019

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I save and save a copy a LOT.

I don't.  Resolve has the Live Save feature I'm recommending below.  And it works brilliantly.  Though crashes in Resolve are rare for me personally, I've never lost work because of one.

Instant Auto Save – Adobe video & audio apps

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LEGEND ,
Apr 20, 2019 Apr 20, 2019

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When a project is created, I immediately save the project as this locates it to a client specific drive/directory.

Even with my autosave set to every 2 minutes, I press Command (Control) + S to save the project every time I do something I like. This is a habit I have gotten into since working on Avid when they first came out. It's an easy habit to get in to, and will save a little grief when things go wrong.

MtD

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 20, 2019 Apr 20, 2019

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And I iterate ... Save-as routinely, and keep proceeding in the new project file. Keeping a way back.

Neil

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 23, 2019 Apr 23, 2019

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Alright, well it works a bit better now on 2 minutes, still not great though.

I'll try to remember to manually save, thanks for the ctrl + S tip, a lot easier.

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New Here ,
Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020

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This post is a year old, but I thought I'd comment anyway to possibly help someone because I was about to lose hope:

My premiere crashed and the autosave folder for that project seemed to not exist like for my other projects.

Sometimes when it autosaves, it gets sent to a temp folder so try typing in the top bar (for PC users)

C:\Users\Name\AppData\Local\Temp 

(Name being your name or the name of the user for the computer you're using)

A huge list of files might come up, but if you type the name of your project in the search box, it may come up like mine did. 

 

I did not even try to look in my C: drive since I save all of my projects on my 😧 drive due to space, but it ended up in a temp folder on that drive. 

It's obviously too late for OP, but I hope this helps someone else who may stumble on this forum. 

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New Here ,
Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020

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D : drive*

curse that 😧 emoji

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