I guess I'm lucky or something, bur rarely need to open autosaves... that said, they always remained connected to the media unless I've moved it of course. If you didn't do that, then it should reconnect automatically or with a simple reconnect media command. Does it reconnect OK?
8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17" MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX - Cinema Displays I have a 22" that I paid 4k for still working. G4 with Kona SD card, and SCSI card.