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The AutoSaves are .PRPROJ, just like the Project files. There will be a -1, -2, -3, -4, -5 (default), after the Project name, with the .PRPROJ extension.
PS - a system Search on .prproj should reveal all Project files on the system. Those with the -x numbers, will be AutoSaves
Thanx and darn...
The Auto saves are (WERE) in the same folder as the Project.
I also do my manual save to the same folder eg. XXXXXBackup. prproj
Can autosave location be changed or do I need a little automated routine?
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the autosave files will be in a folder named autosave. this will usually be in same location as your project
Also, I do not see where you can specify where the autosave files will be located. It's not in preferences or project settings.
Unless it has been changed, Edit>Preferences will not help you. You can set the number of AutoSaves, but the location appears to be in the Project's folder structure. Feature Request?
As I figured.
I guess I will have to set up a backup routine for this task. eg BACKup allProjects files to separate disk (location)
Wondering if there is something in WIN 7 I can use for this.
When I am editing more than a fun, little family Project, I use the Save_As_a_Copy function, and place those onto a separate HDD. Too little - too late, but one day, that might save my "bacon." Remember, that is "deep-fried bacon... "
I had the same question tonight, Jim was helping me with it. I have auto saved "on" and it just won't recreate any
copies of my project, even though I have auto save set to 1 minute at the moment, and have saved a test project to a new
empty folder. Even though I see pp auto saving every minute, there are no files being created in the folder, all that exists
is the single original project file.
How many Auto-save versions do you have set in your preferences.?
Kinda maddening: I see posts via email that aren't here yet...
The autosave files are not actually in the same folder as the project, right? They are in a folder at that same level (folder called something like "Adobe Premiere auto-saves" or the like).
I think it would be kinda hard to miss that folder if I were looking for the autosave files. But another poster in a different thread (who's posted here, except I don't see it yet!), sees the autosave and sees no auto-save file. He must be looking in the wrong directory.
And if you have several premiere projects in the same directory, there will be one auto-save directory, and all the projects will have their auto-saves in there, appropriately named, of course.
Yes, I completely want to see control over where to place that directory. Poor security on the same drive. but drives never fail, right, Craig?
But I agree with Hunt: searching for *.prproj will find them.
I am using PrPro 2.0, so things might have changed, but, in my folder hierarchy, here is what I get:
Adobe Premiere Pro Auto-Save*
Adobe Premiere Pro Preview Files
Media Cache Files
[My folder hierarchy, such as Videos, Music, Audio, Stills, Finished AVI, Finished AC3, etc.]
PRPROJ (my Project File)
Hope that helps.
* Within that folder, I have [Project Name]-1, through [Project name]-5, all with the PRPROJ extension.
PS - the forum has gone wonky (very technical Web-term for messed up), and I only hope that things get straightened out on Monday, when the Adobe minions return to the Official Adobe Compound.