Welcome to another exciting edition of CorelDRAW class with Olabode Ojomo, the founder of olabodeskills. Today, we are going to be tackling How to Use Backup options in CorelDRAW.
Countless hours of work can be saved using CorelDRAW’s backup feature. When it comes to saving and backing up your document files, CorelDRAW lets you take full control oner how, where, and when backup files are created. Backup files let you retrieve recent changes made to documents should something unfortunate (such as a power failure) occur while you’re working. Backup files created automatically are named AUTOBACKUP_OF_FILENAME.CDR, where FILENAME is the name of your original CorelDRAW document. By default they are stored in Documents and Settings/YourUserName/LocalSettings/Temp. You can specify another location you prefer.
You have to also note that If CorelDRAW closes unexpectedly, the next time you open CorelDRAW, the File Recovery dialog prompts you to open the Auto-Backup file that is found. Click OK to open the file. If you click Cancel and do not open the file, the Auto-Backup file will be deleted when you exit CorelDRAW. So open and save the file when you can – you won’t be prompted to do so again.
At your command, backup files can be created every time you save a file. The naming convention for these files is in the form Backup_of_filename.cdr, and these backup files are stored in the same folder location as the file you saved. You can open backup files by using File/Open Command (CTRL+O)
To access CorelDRAW X4’s backup control choose Tools/Options/Workspace/Save. Dialog box below:
The list should help you decide which options to choose:
While this option is selected by default, your document files are backed up at specified time intervals. The default is 20 minutes and can be set to anywhere between 1 and 60 minutes.
Always Back Up To
Specify the location of the backups to be saved in your temporary folder, choose specific folder and use the Browse button to specify a drive and folder location.
Make Backup On Save
Activating the Make Backup On Save option (selected by default) causes CorelDRAW to update the backup file to match your original document file each time you use the File/Save Command (CTRL+S). This backup system is in addition to the Auto-Backup feature and complements it, because the files are in a more accessible location and are not automatically deleted (although they are overwritten each time you save a file), which leaves you with a backup of the most recent version of the file. It is handy to have this kind of backup file because you can revert to the last saved version of the file if you should make a mistake while editing a file – or if you just want to start over.
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