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Enabling ScreenFlow 7 Autosave

I just lost important files because Screenflow froze and I had to restart. The dialog box to find the "missing" files doesn't find the files, and I suspect that is because the files in progress are not saved, as described above. 

I'm using ScreenFlow Version 7.1 (29890) on MacOS 10.12.6. 

If there is a way to turn on autosave in v7.1, that would be very welcome. Let us take responsibility for making sure that the scratch drive has sufficient space. 

In previous versions, the recovery mode worked very well, again, most likely due to files being autosaved. The puzzling thing is that the dialog that comes up states a file name to be found. Where is it getting this .scc file name from if the file is not saved??

And if it is saved, gosh, how can we find it (them)?

I would do anything to avoid a loss of the file like what happened earlier today, even if it means downgrading to an earlier version temporarily. 

Thanks for your help. 

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  • I just lost important files because Screenflow froze and I had to restart. The dialog box to find the "missing" files doesn't find the files, and I suspect that is because the files in progress are not saved, as described above. 

    I'm using ScreenFlow Version 7.1 (29890) on MacOS 10.12.6. 

    If there is a way to turn on autosave in v7.1, that would be very welcome. Let us take responsibility for making sure that the scratch drive has sufficient space. 

    In previous versions, the recovery mode worked very well, again, most likely due to files being autosaved. The puzzling thing is that the dialog that comes up states a file name to be found. Where is it getting this .scc file name from if the file is not saved??

    And if it is saved, gosh, how can we find it (them)?

    I would do anything to avoid a loss of the file like what happened earlier today, even if it means downgrading to an earlier version temporarily. 

    Thanks for your help. 

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  • William R. Try re-enabling in Terminal with the following:

    defaults write net.telestream.screenflow7 SCDisableAutoSave -bool NO

    To find recordings
    Open ScreenFlow, hold the SHIFT button and click Help>Open Temp Folder in Finder. Here look through the folders to find a .scc file.

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  • I Just lost my 3 hours worth of editing due to a power faliure. Upon restarting the iMac, Screenflow couldn't locate my Screen recordings from the library. Sadly, the project wasn't saved. I was under an impression that it auto-saves like FCP but I was wrong. Just enabled the terminal default. Hope this works in the future.  

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  • Aditya Madan You may find the ScreenFlow recording in the scratch location set in preferences. 

    See the linked instructions.
     

    Also note this about ScreenFlow autosave. ScreenFlow does its own document recovery. Please don't change anything in terminal unless instructed to do so by our support staff.

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  • Is there a way to set the auto-save interval?

    Does this feature exist?

    I find myself constantly doing manual saves.

    We shouldn't have to worry about this right?

    thx

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  • Steven Levine As per the above FAQ (highlighted autosave), autosave is a function of macOS and you'd get a recovery pop when you open a problem document.

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