AutoSave and Backup are two separate functions, and they save files to two separate locations.
> Thank you for the clarification.
Backup saves a copy when you Save. If you don’t save, Dorico doesn’t store a backup.
> So I have to manually go to file and click on Save or use KC to get a backup?
AutoSave saves with the frequency you specify, but not to the backup folder. On Mac, AutoSaves are stored at ~/Library/Application Support/Steinberg/Dorico 3.5/AutoSave
> So when I say discard, it doesn’t permanently discard, it goes to the trash folder!
When you close a project normally or close Dorico normally, Dorico dumps the contents of the AutoSave folder in the Trash. When Dorico is launched, it scans to see if there’s anything in the AutoSave folder: if there is (because Dorico crashed or was forcibly quit), it asks if you want to “recover” (e.g. load those projects from the AutoSave folder).
> I wish knew the earlier. I see one of my crucial updates that I lost there!