I lost my file and auto save is not enabled

Asked by Cole Patterson on 2019-06-11

I worked for what seemed like two hours, and then tried to copy my work onto a blank Inkscape document by typing ctrl+c. I must have accidentally hit ctrl+w because the window just closed and I lost two hours worth of work. I panicked and looked to see if I had auto save enabled, but of course I didn't. I looked up ways to recover an Inkscape file when you accidentally close the window, But all I found were ways to recover Inkscape files after crashes. Inkscape didn't crash. I just closed the window. Auto save is disabled, so what do I do? I can't redo that work and get it as perfect as it was the first time.

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Best Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

You will have to.

It's hard, but it's the first thing one needs to learn when working on a computer: Save early, save often.
What would you have done if electricty had gone away?

Autosave will be enabled by default in Inkscape versions starting from 1.0, for new installations, as far as I know.

Thanks Hachmann, that solved my question.