Backup file

• Mar 7, 2017 - 22:56

Is there a way to not have these ".filename.mscz,"?
I don't think I need them and have looked in preferences,
ticked off "save every x minutes" to no avail.



Auto-save is something else. I highly recommend you don't disable that unless you enjoy risking losing all your work in the event of a crash.

The backups you are talking about are supposed to be hidden by default, so I guess you have enabled the option to show hidden files. They are also useful and I recommend simply ignoring them - maybe turn off the option to show hidden files in your Scores folders if you don't like seeing them.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Already in the early Atari days I was told to keep two buttons on the keyboard dirty: Control and S. That's what I still do today. While I'm working; Control-s, once a minute. A habit that has made me rather insensitive to program crashes. In the event of a hard disc crash I won't be able to use ANY files. That's also the reason I always turn off auto save. Sometimes I experiment a little and want to be able to return to a certain stage, just to find that autosave has written over that stage behind my back, no thanks - the saving must be my decision.
Among the first things I do when installing a new OS is turning on viewing of all files and viewing of extensions. I want to see what's on my discs. Turning that off is not an option.
The 1000 plus files from Sibelius, and now MuseScore, are synced between four computers, I want them purged from since long unnecessary files, it's extra work having to do that manually.
But, of course, one could see it as a minor problem and I suppose what you are saying between the lines is that I can't get rid of that option?

In reply to by Xerus

Like Xerus I sync my files into a cloud folder and share them with my fellow musicians.
I would prefer to keep these backups in general, but would like to specify a specific folder for them, so that they are not synced to the cloud.
(I use a portable MuseScore version)

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