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Angelo Mike
Vegas 13 deleted a project file
on Jun 3, 2014 at 6:34:32 pm

All my work today is lost because Vegas 13 crashed and has managed to delete the veg file. I have a backup, but I didn't update it since last night. It's not in the Recycle Bin.

How did Vegas manage to do this? This seems insane.


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Graham Bernard
Re: Vegas 13 deleted a project file
on Jun 3, 2014 at 7:48:08 pm

Hmmm... I've had Vegs shortcuts inform that a previously SAVED AS save has gone AWOL. I thought none of it until your post. I'm gonna keep a eye on this one.

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Angelo Mike
Re: Vegas 13 deleted a project file
on Jun 3, 2014 at 7:49:02 pm

Fortunately it's easy enough to reconstruct (and it's my own project and not for a client), but I was gutted to see a nearly completed video gone. Not even the bak backup file was there.


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Norman Black
Re: Vegas 13 deleted a project file
on Jun 3, 2014 at 9:10:44 pm
Last Edited By Norman Black on Jun 3, 2014 at 10:21:36 pm

I suppose this could happen if they crashed while saving the VEG file. In this scenario the BAK file should still be good.

If Vegas had the following logic it could mimic your report.

Rename current VEG to BAK.
Save VEG file.

If they crash during the save it would seem like they deleted the VEG file.

In contrast, another safer way to do this would be
Save VEG file to a temp file name.
If save successful, then rename current VEG to BAK.
Rename temp name to current VEG name.


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Angelo Mike
Re: Vegas 13 deleted a project file
on Jun 3, 2014 at 9:54:17 pm

[Norman Black] "Rename current VEG to BAK.
Save VEG file.

If the crash during the save it would seem like they deleted the VEG file.

In contrast, another safer way to do this would be
Save VEG file to a temp file name.
If save successful, then rename current VEG to BAK.
Rename temp name to current VEG name."


Reading this is like trying to play ping pong while solving a puzzle. I can't keep any kind of logistical directions in my head.

I just re-edited the video (I couldn't figure out how I got it about a minute shorter on my lost version without cutting stuff I liked), and now I just save every few minutes a back up to another HD and then switch back to the main project. It's a little tedious but worth the trouble.


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Stephen Mann
Re: Vegas 13 deleted a project file
on Jun 3, 2014 at 10:50:44 pm

Vegas didn't do it, Windows did. Vegas probably had the file open when the crash occurred, and Windows may or may not properly close it. If you used a file-recovery program immediately, it likely would have found it.

Steve Mann
MannMade Digital Video
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Angelo Mike
Re: Vegas 13 deleted a project file
on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:52:15 pm

I knew I was missing something when I didn't try to use a file recovery program, but I had been working since about 8 AM after working until midnight or so last night and my mind went blank. Curses!


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Vegas 13 deleted a project file
on Jun 4, 2014 at 6:54:12 am

Seems odd that not a trace or temp of it is left on your system.
Force of habit over the years when im working on a project is to
keep pressing that "save" icon every couple a seconds.


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Angelo Mike
Re: Vegas 13 deleted a project file
on Jun 4, 2014 at 9:13:22 am

Save was useless here. The backup on the second hard drive at least let me restart from the previous night's work.


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