I was working on a project for about 6 solid hours, and saving every few minutes (as is always recommended). Made a few tweaks, and hit Ctrl-S to save... In the middle of the save, THIS happened: http://i41.tinypic.com/bfozzb.jpg
Now when I try to open my project file, I get:
After Effects error: missing data in file.
(33 :: 4)
Is there any way to recover? Project is due in a few hours.
Re: Crash while saving by Dave LaRonde on Apr 9, 2010 at 1:49:35 pm
[Christian Wheel]"I notice that my .aep file is now 38 KB, I seem to remember it being several hundred kb before.... I'm not optimistic. :-\"
Neither am I, and I'm sorry to hear you lost hours of work. If there's ANY bright side to this, you've now learned that having more than one copy of an important project file is a Very Good Thing Indeed.
One of the IT guys here at the station put it this way: "If you have only one copy, you have NO copies". I'm afraid you found that out the hard way.
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Re: Crash while saving by Walter Soyka on Apr 9, 2010 at 2:54:01 pm
[Dave LaRonde]"One of the IT guys here at the station put it this way: "If you have only one copy, you have NO copies". I'm afraid you found that out the hard way."
As usual, Dave's sharing great advice.
Even if you are using Increment and Save, if you're keeping it all on the same drive, there's still a single point of failure. Having my files versioned and backed up hourly for me over my network via Time Machine on my Mac gives me a little extra peace of mind.
Gridiron Flow works on Macs and PCs, and it also handles version management (even if you continually save with the same name).
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