Old 03-11-2019, 08:28 AM   #1
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Default .bak files into a subfolder?

Hello,
in my actual project's folder I have a long list of .bak files and underneath this there is my session file.
Is it possible to have them in a session's subfolder and be saved inside that automatically?
Many thanks.
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:37 PM   #2
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I found this useful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooSmb4oboyQ&t=4s
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:40 PM   #3
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I want mine to go to recycle bin!
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:28 PM   #4
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Yeah I've been running autosaves for my new set up while I work out which things crash Reaper on Mac (turns out... a lot. haha)

I agree that folder management is not a strong suit of reaper.
These autosaves could be grouped into folders, within one master folder, for each day or per session.
Just not useful the way they are currently saved.

Total nitpick but it also irks me to see 'impulses' with a lower case i in my audio files folder.
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:15 AM   #5
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Is this not it?
Options > Preferences >Project > Save to timestamped file in additional directory so you Just add a folder in your project Directory?

There is a way to get all audio/sample files put into a seperate folder in your project folder which is what I have done but I can't remember how I did it. When I start a new project i have Reaper set up to create a new project folder which I name and include a folder inside it called Audio. I wonder if the same principle can apply to .bak files.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:26 AM   #6
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Thanks for the link to the video, very helpful.
I have set up everything and in my preferences i set up a "Reaper session backups" in my Document folder.
That folder is now present inside the Document folder but it keeps saving the .rpp-bak files where the main session is.
Is there any other preference I should change?
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:32 AM   #7
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I STILL want a feature in prefs...
Keep X number of ,bak files and throw out older ones.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:55 AM   #8
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Is this not it?
Options > Preferences >Project > Save to timestamped file in additional directory so you Just add a folder in your project Directory?

There is a way to get all audio/sample files put into a seperate folder in your project folder which is what I have done but I can't remember how I did it. When I start a new project i have Reaper set up to create a new project folder which I name and include a folder inside it called Audio. I wonder if the same principle can apply to .bak files.
I've set up that folder to be in my "Documents" folder. The behaviour I have is that when it automatically save the .bak file (every 15 minute, here) it goes into that folder. When I save the session, it automatically create a .bak file in the same folder where the session lives, so I have .bak files in two different destinations.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:00 PM   #9
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but, but, but... what we really want is a sub folder, inside the named project folder for bak up's.... I for one don't want to go looking for them in Documents...

I want to open the project folder and be able to select and delete the bak up's I no longer need.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:22 PM   #10
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Hmm, I haven't tested lamacchiacostas method as I am happy with what I do now.
But, having them in a completely separate folder may mean they will not get deleted when you use the "Clean current project directory" option...dunno...

I guess I would want the sub to be in the project folder for neatness sake - for neatness read ocd..
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Old 03-24-2019, 12:11 PM   #11
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RobertP,
I wish there was a method to create a subfolder for the backup like the one for the Audio.
When I create a subfolder in Options - Project - Save to timestamped files...,
all the projects will save the .bak file into that folder. I would like each project to have its own .bak folder.
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Old 03-25-2019, 01:45 PM   #12
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Yes, a subfolder for backups in the project folder. That's what is needed.

I dread to think how many times a week I clean up excessive bak files in project folders.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:12 AM   #13
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Small necroing this thread for a +1 on a relative-path subfolder for backups.

It would be great if we could have just the main rpp, then a folder in the same directory for all types of backups, meaning undo state files, bak files (generated when you hit save manually) and timestamped periodic backups.
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