I am new to Affinity Publisher, but I've worked with several publishing programs over the years (CorelDraw, Microsoft Publisher, InDesign). Last week and over the weekend I was working on a 20 page catalog for a client. I was down to my last two pages to finish, saved the file, but left the file open and my computer on and went to bed. I get back to it Monday morning, and the computer is unresponsive. I shut it down and restart everything. When I tried to open the Publisher file, I got an error message that the file was corrupt. I made a copy of the file early in the design on a second hard drive, but wasn't working with that file. I was working on a local file.
I opened the original file (basically a blank file) but hours of work were gone.
After searching this forum, I read that a backup file is created. I located that file, renamed it with the .afpub extension, and it opened only to reveal that it was the original blank file I had just opened.
Is there a way to tell Publisher to create incremental backup files in case a corruption happens to the the file you are working on? I understand the one backup file, but I would like 3 or 4 versions just in case of a corruption. At least I wouldn't have lost tens of hours of design work.
My PC is a Surface Pro 6, i5, 8GB Ram, 256SSD.