Recover from Temp?
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sun Feb 1 13:21:16 CST 2009
Scott Rossi wrote:
> When something goes wrong while saving a stack, Rev creates a backup file
> with the hope being one can recover work from the backup. I think these are
> the same files files, but when a save executes successfully, something is
> done to them so they don't show up normally in the Finder.
You're right, these are temporary backup stacks. They are created in the
same directory as the original stack, and when a save is successful they
are supposed to be deleted from the hard drive. I've never seen dimmed
icons like you describe so I'm not sure what's going on. But on a guess,
maybe you could just ask Rev to open the file.
If you see a dimmed icon in the Finder called "test.rev~" you should be
able to determine the file path either by checking the directory
drop-down menu in the Finder window, or by assuming it is in the same
folder as the original "test.rev" stack. Then in the message box:
put there is a file "/folder/folder/test.rev~"
If that's true, then you should be able to open the file directly:
go stack "/folder/folder/test.rev~"
And then you can do a Save As to a known location.
If the result of the existence check is false, then the Finder is trying
to display a file that no longer exists, and I'm not sure how that could
happen. The backup file isn't supposed to exist, assuming the original
save went smoothly, so that part's right. I wonder if the Finder
directory has somehow become confused.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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