Recovery of files deleted within Trados studio 2011
Thread poster: RISBOM

Local time: 09:06
English to Croatian
Apr 21, 2012

I am new to Trados, so I am still learning the tool. Today I deleted my document files (source and target) from Studio 2011, because I wanted to create a new files from updated version of source language word document. Problem is that previously I didn't update my translation memory from this file, so my translation is lost.
First thing, I was looking for my files in Windows7 recycle been to recover them, but they were not there!
Is there any way to restore files deleted from Trados studio 2011? Is there any automatic backup? Why are deleted files not in windows recycle been?

In these case, damage is not so big - I translated just a few segmentsicon_smile.gif.

I am using SDL Trados Studio 2011 Freelance, SP1 10.1.2878.3

Regards, Risbom


Henning Holthusen  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:06
English to German
+ ...
No autosave Apr 22, 2012

Trados Studio doesn't seem to have any backup or even any auto save function.
The lack of the latter is particularly maddening and inexplicable.


Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:06
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
Deleted file warning Apr 22, 2012

You're right. I have made the same mistake as you in the past.

If you delete files from a project in Studio, they will not be sent to your recycle bin. When Studio was first released there wasn't even a warning message when you clicked "delete files". However, now you get a clear warning message:

"This will permanently delete the file(s) from disk. This action cannot be undone."

You should, however, be confirming each segment as you translate so that they get sent to your TM. If you don't, you won't get matches within your file as you go. Maybe you have created a project TM and you'll find your lost segments there?

And, yes, autosave would be a useful feature too.


Local time: 09:06
English to Croatian
Project TM Apr 22, 2012

Well, I didn't use project TM. But anyway, I like to work on more than one project at same time, and with project TMs their content would not be shared among projects so easily. Are there any recommendations about using local project TM's?


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