[SOLVED!] Files lost because of a "Do not save" accident.

• Jul 25, 2018 - 04:10

Okay so I was recently working on a piece of music for about 4 hours. Then I go to look something up on the internet if there is any patches on Articulations, such as cresendos and stuff. All that to the side, I was just browsing the internet and I click on this link a musescore user had in their forum, and it brought me to another piece of music that someone already had created. Then I go to exit out of that music, then boom something TERRIBLE happens. I quickly (without consent) press "Do no save", thinking it was the other music I didn't compose. So I've tried looking things up for help and support and nothing has clicked in me yet. I'm so mad right now I can delete MuseScore off my laptop. So now I have the other music saved, which isn't mine and now my original is just gone. It's like my hard work just dissapeared and I feel like I wasted 4 hours sitting on my couch. I could've spent those four hours with my mom or something.. Can someone please help me? Maybe there is a solution that can resolve this accident? Please respond ASAP thank you.


If you saved your work at all during that session, you may have an auto-save backup file to load. As far as I know there may even be a backup if you did not create a saved file, but I can't guarantee that is the case.


For me, the mantra is "save early, save often" (and backup your backups on more than one device)

Good luck.


In reply to by marimbaviolinist

Frequently save your work but ALSO frequently copy the file that you are working on - just flip to your Operating System's file manager program and copy and paste the file back with a different name (highlighting the file and pressing [Ctrl]-c, [Ctrl]-v works in Windows and Linux systems). Then periodically bask everything up to the Cloud.

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