I must say my workflow is faster with Cubase 8 Pro…except for this which has caused some setbacks.
I have confirmed that when a project is closed without saving, the bak files created by autosave after the last deliberate save, disappear. (They’re not in the Windows Recycle Bin.) I tested this and watched the bak files disappear from the project folder. This seems to be new behaviour, as I would have noticed it before. Perhaps Steinberg or someone can explain the how and why of autosave, so we can either adjust the way we rely on it, or ask for a change.
Here is what causes the issue:
You save “Project X” at 9 AM. Autosave is set to save every 5 minutes.
You work for an hour without saving, and then you notice something going weird/crashy in Cubase, so you decide to close Cubase without saving, and re-open using a recent backup. But first, you check the project folder to ensure that there is a backup file. You see that there is a bak file created 5 minutes ago. Great! Autosave did its job.
However, upon closing Project X without saving, all bak files that were created after the 9 AM save, simply disappear. You have lost an hour of work.
I’m having trouble understanding how backup files are useful this way. Would the experience be the same if the Project X were closed without saving due to a crash rather than by choice?
Can Steinberg or someone explain or help? Please and thank you!
link to a similar thread under the C7 section - similar issue in context of a crash (possibly posted under C7 erroneously):