Q100175: Setting up Auto-Save functionality in MODO
This article explains how MODO's auto-save functionality works and how you can configure the behaviour. This is a useful feature to prevent you losing too much work if MODO crashes before you save a project.
Auto-Saves are triggered at set time-intervals, but only if a change has been made in the scene. The file location, time-interval and number of revisions are all configurable.
How to setup auto-save functionality
You can enable and change the settings of the auto-save within MODO's preferences:
- Launch MODO and then open the Preferences.
- On OSX this can be found under the "modo" menu
- On Windows and Linux the Preferences are under the System menu
- In the Preferences window, navigate to Defaults > Auto-Save
- Here you will find the following settings:
- Enable - Turns auto-saving on
- Time Interval (mins) - sets the time between auto-saves
- Backup Directory - where the auto-save files are stored
- Number of Revisions - how many different auto-save files MODO will make for each file
MODO will make auto-saves for each file you work on, meaning auto-saves from a different file won't override saves from another. If you haven't saved the file at all then the autosave will be called "Untitled.lxo"
- If 'Number of Revisions' is set to 1 then autosave filename will match the original scene file
where 'filename' is your scene name
- If the revisions are set to more than 1, it will add a number to the start of the filename:
NOTE: The most recent auto-save will have the highest number at the start of the file
How to load auto-saves after a crash
If MODO crashes, then the next time you launch MODO it will prompt you asking if you wish to load the most recent save or auto-save (it will choose the most recent).
Alternatively you can manually load an auto-save from the Backup Directory location.
Keywords: Auto-Save, Auto Save, Backup, MODO
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