Construct switches current project to its Autosave at random

  • Problem Description

    I am working on a rather large project, which is saved as a full project, not single file. Every so often, I see that the open project in the title is changed from ProjectName to ProjectName.capx.autosave. Any future saves from that point overrides the autosave, and not the main project file.

    This is really annoying because if I close Construct and open ProjectName, then all the changes are lost, and it overrides the autosave too, so I can't open that any more. There is a ProjectName.capx.capx.autosave as well, so I can recover some of my latest work that way.

    I am using Git with SourceTree for backup, so it may have something to do with this, not being able to open ProjectName.caproj because it's in use and switching to the autosave automatically without no error message?

    Attach a Capx

    not relevant

    Description of Capx

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    Steps to Reproduce Bug

    Seems to happen at random, have not noticed a pattern. May be related to using GIT to back up the project while having Construct open? Or .caproj being in use while an autosave is made?

    Observed Result

    Active project switches to its autosave.

    Expected Result

    Active project remains the active project?

    Affected Browsers

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    Operating System and Service Pack

    Windows 7 SP1

    Construct 2 Version ID

    Version 195 (64 bit)

    Any ideas what I can do to avoid this?

  • There is very little we can do about random issues - we need steps to reproduce, or an example file. Is there anything else you can provide?

  • I know it is vague, sorry

    I can tell you it is actually not from Git, as it does this even when git is not active. It may be if you click or change something while it's autosaving, but since the program is mostly frozen, it doesn't always work.

    I will experiment with it some more and if I find steps to reproduce it, I'll let you know. I just posted it here for reference and to see if anyone else experienced it.

    Thanks for reading though!

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  • Hey, that sounds familiar to me... Some time ago, I was working on a project. I changed/added something and saved. When I opened the file next time, all my changes were lost... Probably that was this problem, I didn't check .autosave file (I didn't know)...

  • Well if you opened the project, the .autosave gets emptied anyway it seems. You'd need to check the backup, if anything...

    Good to know I'm not the only one who experienced it though

    I've disabled autosave for now, backup seems to work fine. Will play with this some more once I'm not on tight deadlines any more.

  • I've experienced this issue a few times on large projects but never been able to reproduce...

    In my case I'm pretty sure it happened randomly at save time with or without versioning.

  • Thought I'd bump this as I'm having the same problem with a big project too. This is happening daily now, with the project randomly switching from a project to an autosave without any notice. I only realise when I notice the project title has changed. It's resulted in a lot of lost work.

  • How about if you guys disable autosave and backup from C2 settings? Will that keep you safe untill this issues is resolved?

  • I've had the exact same issue occurring at random during autosaves. It seems to be COMPLETELY random, so providing steps to replicate isn't really feasible, sadly.

    The issue started occurring with either r210 or r211, if that helps at all.

  • Yeah, me too a few times but I think only on big projects!

    Every so often, I see that the open project in the title is changed from ProjectName to ProjectName.capx.autosave.

  • The issue started occurring with either r210 or r211, if that helps at all.

    I disagree. I've seen this occur long before that. Perhaps since r152, I can't say for sure.

    Anyway, until someone finds a way to reproduce, it is not going to get solved.

  • Yeah, me too a few times but I think only on big projects!

    Every so often, I see that the open project in the title is changed from ProjectName to ProjectName.capx.autosave.

    Yes, it seems to occur mostly on larger projects. I haven't had it happen on anything small.

  • I've had the exact same issue occurring at random during autosaves.

    when i working a project (example.caproj), in one of random autosave time, the project name changed to example.capx.autosave, and when i press save button, nothing happened too my original caproj file,

    then i need unzip capx.autosave and replace all of include file, too root of my project, every time!

  • I'm having the same super annoying problem. No fix?

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