Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Additional Resources


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Pro Tools Software > Pro Tools 12 Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-23-2017, 08:58 PM
Pabanus Pabanus is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 9
Default My session backup files are messed up!

Whenever I open an auto-saved session backup file, the window position, track heights, scrolling behavior, track view states, plug-in positions, etc. are all changed. I can manually reset everything but it’s time consuming and inconvenient during a busy session. Anyone know why this happens and/or how to prevent this?

PT 12.7.1, Sierra on the latest tower before trash can. Lots of ram.

Last edited by Pabanus; 09-23-2017 at 09:03 PM. Reason: Add system specs
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-23-2017, 09:14 PM
Darryl Ramm Darryl Ramm is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 10,942
Default Re: My session backup files are messed up!

You mean opening the session save you made when you exit Pro Tools or are you rolling back to previous auto saves?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-23-2017, 09:17 PM
Pabanus Pabanus is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 9
Default Re: My session backup files are messed up!

Rolling back to an auto saved .bak file
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-24-2017, 04:48 AM
musicman691 musicman691 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Soprano State (NJ)
Posts: 13,356
Default Re: My session backup files are messed up!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pabanus View Post
Rolling back to an auto saved .bak file
There's your problem. A lot depends on how often you have autosave set for. Your really should get into the habit of doing a save before closing out the session or quitting PT and NOT rely on autosave.
__________________
Jack
See profile for system details (note change to a new system Oct.7 2017)
QAPLA!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-24-2017, 08:33 AM
Pabanus Pabanus is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 9
Default Re: My session backup files are messed up!

Of course I always save before closing or quitting, and frequently while I’m working. What I’m talking about is opening a session backup file after a PT crash, in order to save as much work as possible. The session file that crashed will only reopen in the state in which it was last saved, which could be too long ago, depending on when I last did a manual save.
__________________
PT 12.7.1, Mac OS 10.10.5, 32 GB RAM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-24-2017, 09:07 AM
Sparky1 Sparky1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Posts: 640
Default Re: My session backup files are messed up!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pabanus View Post
Whenever I open an auto-saved session backup file, the window position, track heights, scrolling behavior, track view states, plug-in positions, etc. are all changed. I can manually reset everything but it’s time consuming and inconvenient during a busy session. Anyone know why this happens and/or how to prevent this?

PT 12.7.1, Sierra on the latest tower before trash can. Lots of ram.

Are you saving window configurations for each session? This would let you place everything back to where it was... as well as alternate window configuration views for other tasks...

Window->Configurations

Sparky
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-24-2017, 09:09 AM
john1192 john1192 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: los angeles
Posts: 4,802
Default Re: My session backup files are messed up!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pabanus View Post
Of course I always save before closing or quitting, and frequently while I’m working. What I’m talking about is opening a session backup file after a PT crash, in order to save as much work as possible. The session file that crashed will only reopen in the state in which it was last saved, which could be too long ago, depending on when I last did a manual save.
because thats the state PT was in when the Auto-Save happened !! maybe !!

"the window position, track heights, scrolling behavior, track view states, plug-in positions, etc"

just a guess .. last time i had to use an auto-saved session i cannot remember and probably did not care - as it saved my bacon !!
__________________
OS 10.12.5 for PT 11.3.2 & 12.4 & above
Mac Pro 6-core 3.33ghz (2012) 24gb ram 256gb SSD
Macbook Pro july 2014 2.5ghz 16gb ram 512gb SSD - OS10.12.5 - PT 12.4 & above
lynx AES16e-SRC & Aurora 16
Artist Transport & iPad - Pro |Control - EuCon 3.6 (older Euphonix Branded MC Transport)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-24-2017, 09:11 AM
Pabanus Pabanus is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 9
Default Re: My session backup files are messed up!

@ Sparky, Thanks I’ll look into that. I just wonder why the session doesn’t come back exactly the way it was saved!
__________________
PT 12.7.1, Mac OS 10.10.5, 32 GB RAM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-24-2017, 09:19 AM
Pabanus Pabanus is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 9
Default Re: My session backup files are messed up!

@ John, thanks but PT was definitely not in that state when it was auto saved.
__________________
PT 12.7.1, Mac OS 10.10.5, 32 GB RAM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-24-2017, 01:41 PM
musicman691 musicman691 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Soprano State (NJ)
Posts: 13,356
Default Re: My session backup files are messed up!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pabanus View Post
@ John, thanks but PT was definitely not in that state when it was auto saved.
How can you be sure when the autosave happened? You can't. Autosave does not happen on exit or quit. Like I said - you MUST explicitly do a save before closing the session or quitting PT. That's the only way you can be sure to have things open up when you re-open the session. This is the reason the fingers on my left hand are permanently bent so I can do a cmd-S (Mac speak for save)
__________________
Jack
See profile for system details (note change to a new system Oct.7 2017)
QAPLA!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PT 11.3: Disappearing session backup files dg27 Pro Tools 11 Discussion 2 07-16-2017 06:09 PM
Different system, different PT version...Some files are messed up... fenderguy 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 1 05-24-2009 02:05 PM
PT 8 won't load Session Backup files? SoundtrackArcade 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 1 12-29-2008 06:21 PM
backup files corrupt - cant read pt session tantejo 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 0 07-08-2006 08:26 AM
? Session File Auto Backup, .bak files curve666 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 1 07-20-2002 06:07 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:15 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com