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Yikes!


I was writing away when, wham! My computer froze. emoticon Nothing I tried made it work again, so with a heavy heart I shut it off and watched nearly 800 words disappear. Words that just flowed without me having to fight for each one. Words that I knew were good. But what can you do?
I finally got the stupid computer working again and opened the program I'd writing in, thinking that I might be able to recapture some of the ideas before they disappeared. And a box pops up telling me it auto-saved my work and would I like to load this version? Are you kidding me? Yes!!! I didn't even know the program did that, but am I glad it does!
Needless to say, I saved my work as soon as possible...and copied it to my flash drive. Take
that computer! Muhhahahaa!

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Lady of the Land

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Re: Yikes!


Wooohoooo!

What a scare, but so good you could recover your words. Yay!

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Huzzah!

Good to hear, Trying!

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Lucky break for you there. emoticon
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I don't think I'll ever go two hours without saving again. emoticon

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Re: Yikes!


quote:

tryingtowrite wrote:
I don't think I'll ever go two hours without saving again. emoticon



YIKES!

No! Bad, bad Trying! The save button is your friend!! emoticon

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I always work with autosave, set to 10 minutes.

Maybe you could set it like that, Trying?

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Well, I always save when I'm done, Reythia. But when the words are flowing I'm not even aware of time, just the world in my head. emoticon

Good idea, Firle! I normally use Word, do you know if it has auto save?

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Yes, Word has an autosave. I'll check where it is at work, but you can find it in the settings somewhere. (I use Open Office here at home.)

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Okay, thanks! emoticon

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