Help! Lost a file

• Oct 14, 2015 - 19:39

I went to save a piece just recently and Musescore shut down on me. It's something that's happened before, so I didn't think much of it, but when I re-opened it, one of the pieces I had open at the time was completely lost. It's not that it was deleted; rather, the file still exists, but it seems that all the content of the file was lost. Is there a way to recover the file, or am I just stuck? Any help would be much appreciated!

By the way, I'm using a Mac OSX, on the most recent version of Musescore, if that changes anything.


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Movement III.mscz 0 bytes


See The upshot is, you could either look for the hidden backup file in the same folder where you had that score (first enable hidden files—copy and paste into the Terminal defaults write AppleShowAllFiles -bool true; killall Finder), or search for the auto-saved recovery file in '~/Library/Application Support/MuseScore/MuseScore2/'.

By the way, could you say exactly what you were doing when MuseScore crashed? MuseScore is definitely not supposed to crash, so any information about what caused it would be helpful to fix the problem.

In reply to by Isaac Weiss

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I'd say you have no idea how helpful this is, but you probably do ^^

Anyway, all I was doing was moving the name of one of the instruments when it crashed. Sometimes, it seems like it doesn't want to do something really simple for some reason and you have to find some other way to do it; I think this is one of those times.

In reply to by Impmon22

You're very welcome! I'm only sorry it was necessary. Now I'm curious—can you reproduce the crash when you try the same thing again? (To be extra safe, you might want to make two copies of the file before you try it.) If so, it would be very helpful if you could attach the original score here with precise instructions to reproduce the problem.

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