File Lost With Crash

• Jun 27, 2012 - 02:45

version 1.2
revision 5470
WIndows 7

MuseScore crashed and upon reopening asked if I wanted to resume from an unexpected closing. I said yes but it didn't find the unsaved file I was working on. I quite and restarted and musescore started up with the message that the file type was unsupported.

There is apparently no backup file ending with a comma - not sure why as I was working on the file for hours.

What's going on? Is there any chance of finding my file? Is there another folder to look in?


- George -


You were working on a file for hours and you didn't even save it once?

If you have saved it once, you can try to reopen it. If it doesn't work there must be a backup file, beginning with a dot and ending with a comma, in the same directory.

You can also check the mscz files in C:\Users\\AppData\Local\MusE\MuseScore\

In reply to by [DELETED] 5

Thanks for your response lasconic.
Are you sure you are talking about Windows 7?
I can't find that exact folder location.

Okay I just changed my account profile to reflect that I am no longer using Windows XP and have switched to Windows 7.
But I did state that I was using Windows 7 in the post.
Does that change the location name?
(I don't have high hopes of finding the file.)

As for not saving after hours of messing about with the composition, every composition I do I look at, at least initially, as simply an experiment and time flies when I'm having fun experimenting. :-)

In reply to by [DELETED] 5

I'm also running 1.2 on Windows 7. The folder you mentioned has only the following files, no matter how much I do during a session: session (no extension, but it's in XML format) and timesigs.xml. There's also a subfolder named plugins, but that's alway empty -- possibly because I'm not using the installed plugins at the moment. Under AppData\Roaming\MusE there is only the configuration file, MuseScore.ini.

Backup files show up consistently in my working folder, but only after I save changes to an existing score, so if I open one and do some editing, but decide not to save the changes, no backup is created.

My backup .mscz, files are in the same folder as my working copy. This is the case for files saved on my local drive or saved on a network drive.

If you haven't, I suggest you open the root of your drive in Windows Explorer and then use the search function (box at top right of Windows Explorer window) to look for .mscz files. This will cause it to search the entire drive.

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