Save or autosave is deleting nearly everything


(Dan Taylor) #1

Me and others at my company are experiencing an issue where a recently saved file has nothing or almost nothing in it when it is re-opened (layers, objects, etc). At times the remaining content is from a previous Make2D command, other times there is literally nothing.

We are saving files to DropBox. I’m not sure if that’s causing this but I’m having a hard time re-producing the issue so far.

Has anyone else experience this?

(John Brock) #2

I have been hearing about odd problems with DropBox monitored folders when used as Rhino’s working folder.

As a test, try using your files locally instead, then copy them to Dropbox using the Windows file Explorer after you close out of Rhino.

Does that work reliably?

(Dan Taylor) #3

We’ll try that and report our findings.


Yes, see: Big problems, empty files and crashes


(Dan Belcher) #5

I’ve been seeing these comments (and crashes) coming in and I want to devote some time to Dropbox soon. It really helps to know that Dropbox is involved, I must say. If you switch to using a standard non-Dropbox path, does the RhinoWIP behave normally? (Ah, now I see @John_Brock asked the same question. Yeah, what he said).

(Dan Belcher) #6

But it does sounds like @Philip is seeing something similar and is NOT using Dropbox


Just to clarify… I do use dropbox (occasionally), but I never save directly to dropbox - always to my (SSD)hard drive.



The empty saved files thing happened to me as well a couple of times.
it kept the thumbnail pic of the model and the last [I think] active layer, but empty of content.

I do not use dropbox, [saving only to the internal disc].

thanks a lot