Global: Autosave Recovery Wizard

Should your DBT crash, or should your system fail for any reason while using the program, the next time DBT runs you will normally see the Autosave Recovery Wizard. This wizard gives you the opportunity to recover any document(s) you had open but had not saved during the interrupted session.

Please note that if you had a document open but it was not changed, it will not be listed.

The main feature of the Autosave Recovery Wizard dialog is a list of the files which have been recovered for you. You have a choice of three action buttons. The one chosen by default is the "Open" button.

Open: This action opens all the autosaved documents into your current editing session. You will see them listed in the View Menu.

Image shows the DBT Autosave Recovery Wizard listing Autosaved documents..

Exit: Select this button if you do not wish to proceed, that is, if you want to exit the current session instead of dealing with the recovered documents at this time. The Recovery Wizard will display again when DBT is next launched. Click OK to exit or click Cancel if you wish to return to the Recovery Wizard.

Image shows the warning dialog which advises that DBT will now exit, but will display the wizard again next time DBT is run.

Finish: Click this button to indicate that you are done with recovering your documents. When you click this button, a warning displays to advise you that unrecovered document changes still remain.

Image shows warning dialog advising that you have not recovered all documents, and asking if you wish to exit the recovery wizard.

To prevent accidental data loss, if you click Yes to the above dialog, you still get one more chance to recover your files, per the following dialog.

images shows another warning that finish is not reversable. It is your last chance, so do not be too hasty to click yes!

Windows Note: By default, Autosaved files are stored in a hidden folder named "DBT Autosaves" within your Documents folder. You should not make any changes to the files in this folder, but be aware that if you are backing up your Documents folder or restoring files after a failure, you may wish to include Hidden Files.