.Bak file question


#1

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.


(Pascal Golay) #2

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

-Pascal


#3

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.


(Pascal Golay) #4

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