+1 Naming of bak files is messed up. Autosave has changed. It has turned evil.
Call me crazy, but this naming convention below does not look very intuitive to me. Please see below. Look at the times and the version numbers. Bak files created later in time, are somehow given a lower version number. The version numbers somehow count backwards. It appears that when Cubase autosaves, it has to re-number the previous auto-saves, or something? Otherwise, it must know the number of bak files that will be created, before they are created. But this would involve a function that transcends our current understanding of what time is. Actually, it is theoretically possible because of Einstein’s relativity, but it has never been achieved. Perhaps Cubase is re-numbering older bak files every time an autosave occurs. Maybe this is why auto-saves are taking so long. Every 3 minutes I sit for 10 or 15 seconds watching Windows “think”.
Update: Proof! Look at the second screenshot below. Cubase re-numbered the older bak files to preserve the backward naming convention. Look at the bak file made at 5:52 PM. It has been re-named from version 03 to version 04!
It doesn’t matter what the explanation is. Auto-save has turned weird. It could be some little error that can easily be changed. Happens sometimes.
Please also re-consider the following post. Is it related to the weirdness?