I just deleted an hours work, I think by pressing "X" instead of "Save" on a text capsule by mistake. It's easy to do this if you aren't concentrating. There isn't a confirmation either, although there is if the delete icon is clicked on a saved module outside of the text module editor.
Oops. I didn't ever think of this. I assumed that it would have asked you if you were sure to close without changes or something.
I can't be sure, but try it and see. Maybe I turned off further notifications or something. I really should write text in an editor such as Wordpad. The other thing is the autosave could save a cockup, preventing a return to a position before it.
P.S. Those of us who remember the days of MSDOS will know how important it was to regularly save work in case of a power failure or whatever.
The edit mode automatically saves drafts. Your work might still be there.
I managed to regurgitate what I had written. I'm not sure where autosaves go, but the problem is that if you delete a module by mistake and then an autosave occurs, the deleted module is left out.
Are there two versions, the last manual saved version and an autosaved one?
It's been a long time. Let me try to check things out without my triggering an editor audit. For all I know, HP may even have dropped the feature. Give me around 15 minutes while I experiment.
Yep, still there. Next time this happens, go back into edit mode for that capsule. Lower, left corner, next to green dot, it says "recover draft". Click the critter.
Side note, "X" doesn't delete capsule.
And I'm sure it goes without saying, writers really need to write their first drafts offline for this very reason
I also put backups in the cloud. Malware trashed my computer once before and I'm sure it will happen somewhere down the line again. Tough town, the internet.
Me too. Dropbox is my favourite but my kids are happy with Google Drive. My stuff is automatically backed up onto a separate ID/Log in on my daughter's laptop too. Can't be too careful. One of my dogs tipped a glass of water over my laptop a couple of years ago and I was so grateful that I could access everything from an ancient machine while mine was fixed.
The same happened to me with a cup of coffee and it was the inspiration for a keyboard cleaning hub. My machine is ancient, though adequately fast but support for Dropbox was dropped by Vista or maybe vice versa. I think the same is the case for Google Drive. Every so often I do a manual backup to an external hard drive and to the Cloud. In the meantime I trust the HubPages IT Gods to watch over me and keep my work safe!
Agreed! I write all of my hubs in a Word document and then copy and paste into the HP editor. My Word docs are all saved in my cloud account in case my laptop crashes.
Yep, I use Google Docs. That way it's always saved to the cloud unless for some reason I'm off line.
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