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Re: Recovering files after a crash

From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: Recovering files after a crash
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2008 19:23:08 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.090015 (Oort Gnus v0.15) XEmacs/21.4 (Educational Television, i686-pc-linux)

"yannis antsos" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 1:31 PM, yannis antsos <address@hidden> wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: yannis antsos <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 2:30 PM
>> Subject: Contacting Richard Stallman
>> To: address@hidden
>> Hi Richard,
>> I am sorry to directly bother you. I searched on and
>> various web but could not find the answer. I opened an emacs in my
>> windows XP a few days ago and pasted a number of info in the *scratch*
>> and the windows yesterday night did autoupdate killing the process
>> possibly.
>> Any ideas where can I find the temporary file and what may it look
>> like ? in the autosaves, there was an empty file corresponding to that
>> name. i have not used the emacs from that account where it was opened
>> for that scratch buffer.

Empty file in the autosaves?

I'm not sure what you mean, but if the backup file is empty,
you have no backup.

You should not edit in the scratch buffer, that's why its called
a "scratch buffer".

Any file that you edit will have a backup file.
On crashes, there will also be a save file.
The next time you start emacs and visit that file
emacs will ask whether you want to edit the existing file
or restore the backup.

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