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Thread poster: Antoní­n Otáhal

Antoní­n Otáhal
Local time: 07:57
Member (2005)
English to Czech
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Apr 24, 2009

Today I made a mistake and restored the untranslated original for the whole (11-thousand-word) project instead of just one segment, and NXT crashed when I was trying to "undo". It looked like I would have to do all the work once again (a nightmarish notion indeed) but after a consultation with Star Czech support I found out that there is a "super backup" (file extension ".save"), which saved me from that kind of unnecessary work and enabled me to keep the deadline.

So, I am sharing this info with anyone who might find themselves in a tight corner of this sort.



Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 07:57
English to Czech
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Very useful... Apr 27, 2009

...indeed, Antonín. Thanx for the info!icon_smile.gif


Lutz Plueckhahn  Identity Verified
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Member (2003)
English to German
Saved after closing file without saving Nov 20, 2013

And if I may add:

When you close a file without saving it (as I did), DON'T reopen it (as I did). Instead, use an undelete tool such as "recuva" and recover the corresponding *.BAK file into a separate directory.

As far as I found out, Transit (at least XV) uses the BAK file for the Autosave function (which has to be activated, of course). When you close the file without saving, it deletes the BAK file, which contains your work up to this point. Might be worth a try.



Iris Kleinophorst  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:57
Chinese to German
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no .bak or .save files in project folders :-( Nov 20, 2013


I remember regularly using .bak-files if something went wrong with my project in Transit NXT.

However, two weeks ago, I closed Transit files without saving them, losing a couple of hours' work. And realized I haven't seen .bak files in my project folders for quite a while. The checkbox Backup Copy in the Miscellaneous part of the Edit tab is checked. And I would not know what else to set in regards to backup copies.

Does anyone have an idea why my Transit does not create .bak files? Or if it does, where they would be if not in the project folder?


Different intention? Nov 21, 2013

IMHO, the BAK files are intended for a fall back procedure if Transit is closed unexpectedly (e.g. forced by Windows' Task Manager). In this case, Transit detects BAK files in the working folder and offers to restore the language pairs from the BAK files.

The behaviour of Transit is similar to AutoSave feature in Word or other applications: When you close the language pair (or Word document) properly, you can decide to save or not to save your work.
In both cases, there is no need for a fall back procedure, therefore the BAK files are deleted. The same applies when have your your language pair (or Word doc) opened and press the save button.
In other words: As in Word, the AutoSave feature "heals" application crashes, but (unluckely) no user errors.

Therefore: Pressing CTRL+S regularly is always a good idea. And some messages are worth to be readicon_wink.gif.

Oiseau noir

[Edited at 2013-11-21 12:59 GMT]


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