I want to cry


    Jul 12 2018 | 1:57 pm
    I just lost months of work unfreezing a device that already had an old project folder in place.
    Ug

    • Jul 12 2018 | 2:14 pm
      12 hours before a show
    • Jul 12 2018 | 3:17 pm
      No! I use dropbox which keeps a history of all my files. Allows me to fallback on an older/saved version. Doesn't help now but... B
    • Jul 12 2018 | 5:33 pm
      The same thing happened to me, I lost weeks of work for that and an even worse one related to the use of non-UNICODE characters or something like that ...
      PS: boot from another drive, some kind of recovery and undelete software ?
    • Jul 12 2018 | 8:24 pm
      Turns out the unfreeze worked perfectly but max decided it would be smart to Take two files in the project and reference identically named files in an older version for no apparent reason.
      My god what a roller coaster.
    • Jul 13 2018 | 12:59 am
      In his everlasting wisdom, Cycling74 created the "snapshot" function (maxzip) which I use often, after something similar happened to me (I cried several days).
    • Jul 13 2018 | 10:58 am
      whenever i´ve lost data, it was always my fault to not have backups. whenever i´ve lost data, it was always my fault to not have backups. whenever i´ve lost data, it was always my fault to not have backups. whenever i´ve lost data, it was always my fault to not have backups. whenever i´ve lost data, it was always my fault to not have backups. bart simpson
    • Jul 13 2018 | 3:56 pm
      @ROMAN THILENIUS The software should not violate the three laws of robotics.
    • Jul 13 2018 | 4:10 pm
      I am really sorry to hear about that loss. Some while ago somebody was asking questions here on the forum about project management, some complicated stuff, but anyway I suggested to stay away from any "computer decides" file and project managenment. That nerd was not thankfull at all... But You see what can happen.
    • Jul 13 2018 | 6:42 pm
      i didnt mean to excuse weird bugs in max. not at all.
      but still. you can do something. you should. always!
      rule #1: whenever a loss would be a serious problem, a copy of the file goes to another drive. in an ideal case, controlled manually. i´ve learned my lesson, too, some 15 years ago.