I've a temperamental old MBP that loses its airport connection, so I often restart without doing a quit out of FCPx. This has resulted in the loss of edits (i.e. all my music connected clips disappeared after one restart) and the loss of a project (i.e. a whole sequence went after another). I could salvage them from the backup folder and I'm only messing around here - but I thought I'd post this up in case anyone else has the same problem.
[Trevor Asquerthian]"Right, but I get away with it with every other bit of software AND these aren't changes that I'm losing because they weren't saved yet - it loses metadata that is present in an older backup."
Only thing I can think of is a corrupted database... I don't think you'll get it back.
When was the last time you repaired the disk and it's permissions, etc.? I'd say this is the first step.
Also, stop forcing the machine down! Find out what the underlying problem is and fix it. Just because you 'got away with it' before doesn't mean you can't / won't get bit. It's bad practice and you know it.
You're right of course. But I forgot I had apps open the other day while needing to reboot since I am in the middle of a fresh install and slowly moving things over. In any case it seemed like Mavericks attempts to close things down properly not just force quitting. But I could be wrong. But I even got a warning about one open app still processing in b.g. Nothing was messed up though it's not a normal practice of mine. I also lost electricity the other day and everything was open. No harm no foul. So far so lucky but just wondering if Mavericks does not have some built in protection of data and such. I know Apple is moving towards this with their new apps auto saving.
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