Are you using the Autosave feature in iNPUT-ACE? This essential tool in iNPUT-ACE has saved us so much time and we wanted to make sure that you’re all aware of it and that you know how to adjust your setting to get the most out of the auto-saving goodness. So we asked Josh Guthrie to show us the functionality of the Autosave feature in this week’s Video Tip Tuesday.

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Video Transcript

“Hey, Josh Guthrie here with iNPUT-ACE, bringing you your tech tip of the day.

Today we’re going to talk about the auto-save and the backup feature that is within iNPUT-ACE software. I have my project up here. And what we are going to talk about first is the Auto Save feature. That’s found in your settings over here on the left sidebar. And within that, you see we have a project auto-save interval. Mine right now is set to five minutes. I leave it at that, that seems to work fine for me, but you can set that to whatever you want. You could go three minutes or 10 minutes, etc., but like I said, five minutes worked well for me. I’m going to leave mine set at five minutes, but we always want to make sure we set that upon opening the program for the first time, that it will stay there. After you have it set, you’re good to go. You don’t have to set that before every project unless you want to of course change the interval that you had originally set.

We’re going to close that out. I’m going to simulate my computer shutting down. Maybe there’s a power loss or something goes wrong with the computer. If I don’t have my project saved, as I was working, I didn’t have it saved, the name is still in red. I’m going to going to go ahead and close it down without saving. Let’s just say the program shut down, how do I get my project back? Okay, did I lose everything? Do I have to start over? Well, no, you don’t have to start over.

One thing we’re gonna do is we’re going to open iNPUT-ACE again and get ourselves back into the program. And then once we’re inside the program here, first thing we’re going to do is go to our project actions. We’re going to select load. And then once we’re in this option, we’re going to navigate to our documents within our PC. So we’re going to our documents folder. And within that, we see we have an iNPUT-ACE folder. We’re going to open that. And inside this folder, you see we have a number of options, one of them being our project backups. So we’re going to go ahead, open that. And right here is the project I was working on, I call it test. I’m going to open that. And you see, I have a number of autosave increments here.

What I’m going to do is I’m going to go down to the latest one, which would have been at 9:27 AM and the select that, and I’m going to open it. And you see that it loads all the items that I was working on at the time when maybe the computer shut down for whatever reason. But you see, we did not lose all that much. In this case, we didn’t lose anything. It is dependent on where you’re at in your work when the problem happens, is it in between some autosaves? You may lose a little bit, but you didn’t lose it all, which is the most important thing. So just remember that there is a feature built into the software to help you recover some of your work.

And that is your tech tip of the day.”

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