I'm new to FCPX after being away from editing for 7-8 years. Just started work on my first project. While working on this new project I got the spinning color wheel of death that went on and on and on. Finally had to force quit the program. When I reopened - about 2 hours of my work (color correction, titles, etc) was all gone. After crying for a few minutes - I began searching for info on saving (save as, etc) and have come to learn that this version auto saves as you go. I find that interesting - since it just lost 2 hours worth of my work. Any suggestions as to how I retrieve what I had done? Or what safeguards I can add into my workflow to prevent such disasters? Thanks.
FCPX constantly saves and basically does this with every change, so it's weird that you lost 2 hours of work. You should have a Back-ups folder, though, with auto-saved versions. If you can locate that, you should be able to revert to the last saved version.