FSX Lost 45 minutes of work...

#1
Dont know why... but its happened a coupe times so far today... My autosave was set to 5 minutes and realized after a couple of weird events working with background terrain that the file saved was much older...
Also, noticing taxiways and partial aprons remaining and I cant select or hide them. They aren't select-able.

Any known issues in the past?
It seemed all was working till I downloaded prokey...

Thanks....
 

scruffyduck

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#2
You need to understand how ADE saves and/or backs up your work: https://scruffyduck.screenstepslive.com/s/help_docs/m/20268/l/253109-how-do-i-backup-my-project-1-65. Also check this recent discussion about how autosave works: http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/how-to-turn-off-autosave.434053/

In the end you are responsible for saving the work in the project file. As to why you lost work I can't say but it is not likely related to autosave unless you went hunting and actually loaded that file - which is a bad idea and why it is generally hidden away ;)

If you think the ProKey is somehow implicated then just remove ProKey.dll from yhe ADE plugin folder and start ADE again.
 
#3
Just a little frustrated since ADE didnt crash or anything.... It is just thatI thought that the autosave was doing the backups.
So from what I understand, autosave is only for crashes.... The others are a way of backing the project up.
I love the product but come from a Aerospace CAD environment where redundant backups are made to avoid losing a key part of a project sub system... It looks pretty bad.
Again, I appreciate the patience as I relearn CAD design from a different angle....
Guillermo
 
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