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Greg Neumayer
What is "Enable Auto Save2"?
on Mar 21, 2013 at 5:42:06 pm

From AE's pref file:
["Auto Save"]
"Auto Save Interval" = "10"
"Auto Save Max Project Vers" = "5"
"Enable Auto Save2" = "1"


What is "Enable Auto Save2"?
(I guess I could change it to "0" and see what happens!)

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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: What is "Enable Auto Save2"?
on Mar 21, 2013 at 5:49:15 pm

Auto Save should properly be called Auto Save Our *sses. It's a backup scheme which automatically saves a copy of your project at the selected interval, "10" being every ten minutes. Max Project Vers means that it will save up to 5 backup copies. Enable Autosave with a 1 means that it's "true" - Autosave is turned on. With a 0, it means it's turned off. I generally set my autosave to 20 minutes, but I also make constant incremental saves as I'm working, such as "ProjectOpen_1", "ProjectOpen_2", "ProjectOpen_REV1" (for client revisions), and so on.

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Greg Neumayer
Re: What is "Enable Auto Save2"?
on Mar 21, 2013 at 6:06:04 pm

Indeed. It saves almost as good as Jesus. But I'm actually wondering about the "Auto Save2" listed in the pref file.

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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: What is "Enable Auto Save2"?
on Mar 21, 2013 at 10:26:03 pm

I believe that "AutoSave2=1" is merely the switch that turns auto save on or off. I thought I explained that above, but at any rate - I think the 2 is meaningless. This is merely the "switch" that says whether AutoSave is turned on or off.

I suggest you give it a try, and change the 1 to 0. My guess is that it will disable AutoSave. The 1 usually means "true", the 0 means "false". It will either disable AutoSave, or delete After Effects, crash your machine, and remove all the money from your bank account. :>)

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Greg Neumayer
Re: What is "Enable Auto Save2"?
on Mar 21, 2013 at 11:39:38 pm

Bummer. I was hoping that "2" was shorthand for "to.." Probably just their second version of the functionality.

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Todd Kopriva
Re: What is "Enable Auto Save2"?
on Mar 22, 2013 at 2:33:03 pm

Just a warning:

In general, directly manipulating the preferences in the text file exposes you to untested and unsupported behaviors. Be careful in there.

The preferences that we expect you to manipulate are the ones exposed in the Preferences dialog box and other parts of the After Effects user interface.

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Greg Neumayer
Re: What is "Enable Auto Save2"?
on Mar 22, 2013 at 4:36:41 pm

Todd, now you're just tempting us!
Warning noted. :)

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