• Oct 3, 2022 - 20:15

Is there really no way to recover an older iteration of a score? I must have accidentally selected a bunch of measures yesterday and deleted them. There is no "Revert to" or "undo" menu item like in other programs that I can find. My online backup has a five day old version only .


In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

So is the tilde supposed to come after my user name? I tried it before reading the whole post and indeed it took me to a library, but not with the backups. When I put the tilde in, both with and without a forward slash, it said folder not found.
/Users/EDDURBROW/Library/Application Support/MuseScore/MuseScore3/
takes me somewhere.
/Users/EDDURBROW~/Users/EDDURBROW/Library/Application Support/MuseScore/MuseScore3/

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Why does it say Note: The "~" in the path above is required to access the Library directory in your Home folder. That sounds like they want the tilde character.
At any rate, I went to /Users/EDDURBROW/Library/Application Support/MuseScore/MuseScore3/ and I see a lot of files ending in .mscz but none with a comma. These files open but just give me the standard blank page I get whenever I start Musescore. According to that link, I must be in the wrong folder.

I did get a response from BackBlaze, but I don't think I'll hear from them tonight. I am only pursuing this because if it happens again I want to know how to deal with it. Luckily, I had already exported the piece to a DAW so the notes are at least there. The lyric content will be lost, of course. So it is not a disaster.
Thank you for your ongoing help!

There is most certainly an Undo - in the Edit menu, shortcut Ctrl+Z (Cmd+Z on Mac) just as in all other programs. But if you mean you actually then saved the file and closed it, then indeed, too late. If you're on Windows, OneDrive will easily give you the most recent versions of any file, so individual programs don't usually bother re-implementing what the OS does for them. On macOS, I hear Time Machine is similar. On Linux, there are a number of packages that can do this. On my Chromebook, I simply use Google Drive - that's also available for other platforms.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

I don't use TimeMachine because I believe it is limited to the startup disk and would require an awful lot of HDs for my 7+ terabytes of data. I use an online backup, BackBlaze, which seems not to have saved it for a week, which is weird because it is supposed to notify me if something has not been backed up for two days. They haven't answered my queries.

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