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Mark Kasper
Maya crashes... How do I find the temp backup project file?
on Jun 26, 2008 at 1:56:15 pm

Hello there,

When Maya crashes it save a temp project file somewhere. I am using a Mac (Leopard) and I am trying to find out where the files get saved to in the event of a crash.

Thanks,

Mark Kasper




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Jakob vafaaan
Re: Maya crashes... How do I find the temp backup project file?
on Jun 26, 2008 at 3:52:09 pm

user(sometimes default user) > Document(or whatever its called in the english version) > Temp (or sometimes in the maya folder)

good luck


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andrew strautz
Re: Maya crashes... How do I find the temp backup project file?
on Jun 29, 2008 at 9:31:27 am

also on top of what the other person said, save often. depending on how maya crashed (there are so many wonderful ways) your scene might be mangled to the point its either A) unreadble or B) no longer applies.

if your working on a testing scenario no biggy its something that can be recreated quickly however if its a model you've been working on for the past 8 hours... the horror, the horror

and as a matter of just in case you should re do the last few steps you did before the crash just because those are probably the ones that where corrupted and will work really funny after you reload the scene.



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matt HIcks
Re: Maya crashes... How do I find the temp backup project file?
on Nov 18, 2009 at 6:21:13 pm




Maya saves the crash files in

/var/folders/

there will be a bunch of weird 2 letter directory names in there. You'll have to CD into them and find the file.

An easy way to find out the correct folder is to look at the system log:

/var/log/system.log and search for Maya, you'll see an entry around the time of the crash and that has the file path in it!

Cheers


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Jakob MÃ¥rtensson
Re: Maya crashes... How do I find the temp backup project file?
on Mar 29, 2010 at 4:07:42 am

> matt HIcks

Thanks. That just saved me a lot of work =)

Do You know how come crash files are sometimes saved in (user-Document-Temp) and sometimes not ?


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Andy Tusabe
Re: Maya crashes... How do I find the temp backup project file?
on Aug 8, 2011 at 1:56:38 pm

Great! Thanks man

Flame, Shake, FCP, Maya, Nuke


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