.Bak file question

If one is good about saving one’s working regularly and frequently, (I do it every minute) is there any reason to also generate .bak files?

Thank you.

It may be a help if the main file becomes corrupt for some reason- say a system crash or something.

-Pascal

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Interesting. I think the answer is “yes”, but I will ask it anyway: Does this mean, @Pascal, that we should keep the .bak files indefinitely-- since the main file could become corrupt at any time? Even after we’ve finished working on the main file, and archived it?

Thank you.

Hmm- no, if you want to back up your final file, back that one - the .3dmbak file that Rhino writes is always one save behind. There is no reason to keep the 3dmbak files that I know of other than as a sort of extra, just in case, while you are working on the file and making periodic saves.

-Pascal