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tad newberry
disappearing work - frustrating!
on Apr 15, 2014 at 12:59:27 am

i wish i knew what keystrokes i did, but twice this morning i had just finished delicately tweaking some of the best AE work the world would have ever seen (ha), and suddenly everything seemed to back up about 10 or 20 steps! i tried an "undo", and looking through the history but to no avail.

so, i loaded up the latest auto-save, which was just slightly better than what was currently on my screen, and started that section over.

any ideas?

thanks for helping out a bonehead!

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Michael Szalapski
Re: disappearing work - frustrating!
on Apr 15, 2014 at 1:18:31 pm

As far as I know, AE doesn't come with an "Undo my most recent work in a surprising manner" keyboard shortcut.

What exact version number of AE CC are you running?

I wonder if it's a cache issue.

Without knowing what you pressed, I'm just shooting in the dark.

I would suggest you use the increment and save feature often until you can figure out what you're doing.

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Dave LaRonde
Re: disappearing work - frustrating!
on Apr 15, 2014 at 4:51:15 pm

Yeah, without know those keystrokes, we're stumbling around in the dark. Keyboard shortcuts are great, but they can come back to bite you, too.

Dave LaRonde
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KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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