Re: auto-save in Mathematica
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- Subject: [mg107793] Re: auto-save in Mathematica
- From: Adam <juneappal at gmail.com>
- Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 04:06:24 -0500 (EST)
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On Feb 25, 2:35 pm, eric g <eric.p... at gmail.com> wrote: > Hello Guys, > My system crashed and I lost 4 hour of coding, how to setup auto-save in > Mathematica. > thanks in advance, > Eric I will tell you, then tell you not to use it. Preferences -> Advanced --> Open Option Inspector --> Notebook options ---> NotebookAutoSave Preferences -> Advanced --> Open Option Inspector --> Search for "Save" It is the first one. Dont use it. In my experience, Mathematica has very poor "Undo" ability. Every now and then I will inadvertently delete a big chunk of important stuff and find I am not able to Undo it back (because I waited 30 seconds and typed a few characters before realizing it, or something) In that situation, the only escape is that I have NOT autosaved, and I can revert. If you don't reflexively save (4 hrs!? Really?) start training yourself to do so - IMHO there is no substitute.