Recovering files deleted from backup

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lailaarafah
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Post by lailaarafah » Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:23 pm

Does anyone know if there's a way to recover files auto deleted from Backup?


KJ_Palmer
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Post by KJ_Palmer » Sun Feb 18, 2024 6:45 pm

If you're lucky the files may still be in your backups folder, given by the Saving and Exporting page of File > Preferences.

If you mean files deleted from the Backup folder when your backups limit is reached you may have to use a 3rd party file restore utility (if there isn't one built in to your mac) and even then the files may not be recoverable. The default limit for automatic backups is 200 (unless you've changed that), after that your operating system takes over in terms of file deletion.
Sibelius 6.2, 7.5.1, Windows 11

fethiye
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Post by fethiye » Tue Feb 20, 2024 5:00 pm

KJ_Palmer wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2024 6:45 pm
If you're lucky the files may still be in your backups folder, given by the Saving and Exporting page of File > Preferences.
fethiye activities
If you mean files deleted from the Backup folder when your backups limit is reached you may have to use a 3rd party file restore utility (if there isn't one built in to your mac) and even then the files may not be recoverable. The default limit for automatic backups is 200 (unless you've changed that), after that your operating system takes over in terms of file deletion.
Thanks for information

MikeLyons
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Post by MikeLyons » Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:58 am

Just a thought for future reference. Sib files, unless you bloat them by saving internal versions, are tiny. Rarely more than a couple of hundred k. Even for very long works. Increase your saved backups to 1000 or more files (I've actually got mine set to 30000). I doubt you'll actually miss the space taken up and you'll effectively never need to worry about losing a file.
Sib 6.2, 7.5 and 2024.3.1, Windows 11, 32GB RAM, 16TB 7200RPM Storage, 2TB SSD, Note Performer 4, EWQLSO, EWQLSC, Harmony Assistant and some others. mike@mike-lyons.co.uk

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