Autosave folder v8 not storing any file


the rhino autosave fordel has saved me several times over the last few years

i was trying to check the amount of files saved in the R8 autosave folder since i have been using RH for a few weeks now and i realized that the folder is empty…

i also made a check on the RH7 and RH6 autosave folder to make sure that RH8 files were not there and they are not.

i wonder why RH8 is not saving copies of the file automatically , how can i make it happen ?


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Hi Fillipo - AutoSave files are deleted (well, moved to the Windows Trash) when Rhino closes cleanly.


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You can test it.
Open the Autosave folder in Explorer and leave it open.
In Rhino, type the “Autosave” command while you’re watching the folder.
You should see a new Autosave file.
Then close Rhino and the file will have been deleted (moved) to the Recycle Bin.

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Is there a way to store, say, X number of files before deletion?

Glad to see I’m not the only person who wishes this performed differently.

Autosave does exactly what it was designed to do.
It is a last resort tool intended to minimize data loss when Rhino crashes, nothing more.
It certainly should not be considered a replacement for making regular backups for disaster recovery or for archiving.

What problem are you trying to solve?

@John_Brock : I typed the autosave command and yes , it works as described

i have also refered to below discussion to make sure i wasnt confusing autosave and incremental save

thanks @John_Brock and @pascal for your clarification , now everything is clear and i know how to source the ausaved files in case of crash

kindest regards