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AD 1.5.3.69 Crash and restoring old file version

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Today I've worked few hours with few breaks (with AD active in background) on some document in A4 size.
It has few embedded documents with logos (like 3x eps and 1x ai formats). Also there was 4 or 5 photos, few simple shapes with basic transforms (like skew and rotation) and text frames. No FX effects, no adjustments masks etc. Working on it was fast, without performance problems etc.

I was saving this file regularly after every bigger step.
And suddenly I've discovered that I can't save the file (Ctrl+S) and on the tab with file name I've seen Read Only status (anyway it's first time from beginning my work with Affinity).
I thought ok, because just before I've saved file, so I close the file and load it again.
On closing appeared message with saving file option (Save as). I've chosen that, and I've changed existing file - because not many changes was made, so nothing will happen even if they will be omitted.... That was what I've assumed.
And after closing the AD I've realized by looking on the file image icon preview that in some way, my whole work is backed to the one of the first versions of that file...
After loading it, I've got message about recovery file and yes I've recovered it, but as the file icon shown, it was very old file version.
Windows (10) doesn't have in it's file recovery tool any version of that file so...
Whole design work is gone now... forever.

I can't provide now that file because it's private company's inside file, and now it's changed anyway. Maybe on staff priv only.

Any ideas what could gone wrong?

I've found similar topic but in Beta category:

EDIT:
In meanwhile I've recreated and finished the project, I've changed it much with using high quality photos, but worked on it without embedded files and so far so good. Maybe there is a problem, in managing embedded files?


Windows 7 | Intel Xeon E5450 | GeForce GT 730 | 8 GB RAM

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Hey Adalbertus,

 

I'm not sure why this wasn't picked up by us, so apologies for that :/

I will be honest, I have absolutely no idea why that happened and I'm sorry it did. I use embedded documents quite a bit and I haven't come across this before. I'll see if we have anything in our database about this and see if we can prevent this happening again.

 

Do you make backups of different versions of a file? Any chance that the document could have become such a large size that you had no storage space to do a save? What do you normally save the file to?

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It's ok, I understand that application is still in intensive development ;)

So:
No backups for different file versions. Free storage space was much bigger than file size. File was saved as .afdesign on local drive.


Windows 7 | Intel Xeon E5450 | GeForce GT 730 | 8 GB RAM

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How much free space do you have on the HDD? The reason I'm asking is because I was messing about at home and managed to fill a 16GB USB stick by embedding documents into a single .afdesign file. This is because .afdesign files can become 'bloated'. 

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So, it was for sure ~780GB free space on HDD on the the same partition where was project file.
In free time I will be trying to recreate that bug on some sample projects, and if there will be some hmm... successes in finding good way to recreate that strange behaviour I'll let You know.


Windows 7 | Intel Xeon E5450 | GeForce GT 730 | 8 GB RAM

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