I always have my auto save in Premiere set from 2 - 3 minutes no matter how short or long the project TRT. Well two days ago (July 3rd) I added some parts to the end credits of a sequence that I spent at least 20 minutes on (enough for autosave to kick in five or six times) and I come back today after the July 4th holiday and those additions are gone. I noticed that my maximum project versions in auto save is only set to 5...so I guess that I'm about to answer half of my own question With a higher number of Max Project Version saves, I would be able to recall those missing additions now, correct? What is the default folder for CS6 auto saves. Thanks for your help.
I do not think that your old auto-saves are retrievable. Premiere over-writes version 1 after it has written 5, then 2 after 6, and so on at your settings. So if you save every 3 minutes with 5 versions you have only 15 minutes protection!
You need to set the max number of versions to a higher figure in Edit > Preferences > auto-save tab.. I auto-save every 10 minutes and keep 20 versions, and even then I have come to grief on one occasion.
Your auto-saves are in the "Adobe Premiere Pro auto-save" folder which will be located alongside your project file
The first issue is what happened to the original project? Don't gloss over what caused that issue, as it may happen again if left unresolved.
Second, make sure you're opening the autosave version with the newest Date Modified, not the highest version number.
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