My workflow for project and .bak files…
Typically I create new projects using one of my saved templates.
- Starting on the Steinberg hub I make sure the option to “Prompt for Project Location” is checked.
- Then I click on my applicable template (located in the “More” folder) then, click the “create” button.
- From there I choose the main folder I use to save all my Cubase projects.
- Once that main folder is highlighted I choose the “New Folder” button and type in a name that corresponds to my new project and hit the “OK” button.
- Once the project opens I immediately save the project with the name I want. I do this to ensure the project folder is actually created (I have lost projects when mistakenly closing them at this point without saving first).
Now I have a separate project folder for that project. The project .cpr file and all the .bak files (set at 5 max every 10 minutes) get saved to this separate project folder. Additionally, Cubase automatically creates an “Audio” and “Image” folders in that folder too. So everything associated with this project is in it’s own separate folder. This is especially important for the audio files because they will be in an audio pool separate from all other projects.
Beyond that, I do a Windows “Backup” every week (at a minimum). Also, if I get paranoid enough for a certain project, I will do a Cubase “Back Up Project” which results in another separate copy of the project (including the .bak files) in a different folder.
Bottom line for the .bak files… I just keep them in the created project folder that is specific to the project I don’t see a need to have them saved in a separate folder location.