Old 03-24-2019, 01:29 PM   #1
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Sorry if this isnt the right place to ask this question but Iím 14 and quite new to reaper, I was wondering if someone could help me.
I recorded my virtual instrument as a midi file and I did some changes and replaced the midi file with something else but I then saved overwriting that previous version and now I do not have the midi data and I regret those change because I still want to edit the recorded midi. I have checked the restore previous versions option but itís blank, the rpp back up file doesnít contain the version of the project that I wish to restore to as the version I want is a few saves ago. Is there anything I can do or am I screwed?
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Old 03-24-2019, 01:47 PM   #2
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Have a look in the folder of your project.
In this folder there should be back up files called .rpp-bak
These are backup files that happen whilst you are working.
You can go through to find backup files by the time they were made.

But in future, you should always save versions as you work, so that this problem wont arise in the future.

So for me I start a project called "song"
As I am working on it I (very often) save new versions - like every few hours.

Like saving:
song 1.1 then song 1.2, song 1.3 etc.
This way I can go back to previous saved versions of my work, and they are all dated by the day and time they were saved.
Plus - there is the .rpp-bak backup files just in case I need to go back 5 minutes ago because I made some mistake.

Currently the project I am working on is up to "song 34.1"
Hope this helps, I have been doing these type of saves for nearly 3 decades, on ProTools, Cubase, and now Reaper, and have never had a problem.
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Old 03-24-2019, 10:34 PM   #3
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Thanks Iíll make sure to do that in the future, the problem is I only have one rpp. Bak which is not as far back as I want to so Iíll need to make sure to save multiple back ups
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Old 03-24-2019, 11:06 PM   #4
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Hi. Have you tried all the available Undo operations?
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:11 AM   #5
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Does the rpp.bak contain undo data from previous saves?
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:53 AM   #6
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I don't know. You can check (from the Menu bar): View ó Undo History.
Undo settings: Options ó Preferences ó and search for Undo (in the lower left corner of the window).
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Old 03-25-2019, 04:34 PM   #7
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Unfortunately it does not contain the undo data that I want
Thanks for your help
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:22 PM   #8
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Another thing to note going forward:
There is settings in preferences to select how often you want to have the back up files saved (eg: every 2 mins),
and also, how many backups to keep in your project folder.
For eg you could have 50 back up files kept with each project.
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:02 AM   #9
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Thanks Iíll make sure to do that
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