Auto Save (in case of system crash)
Auto save take away the worry of saving and losing data.
With XD versions 8 and 9 we’ve gradually released Auto-Recovery. This is a feature that restores files automatically in the event of an application or system crash. Auto-Recovery is enabled by default and available for both Windows 10 and Mac users.
How it works:
- While editing an XD file, Auto-Recovery runs in the background and stores the edits in a backup file at every 5 seconds. Every time you save the file, the backup is cleaned up from your disk, so there’s no impact on storage.
- In the event of an application or system crash, the backup file is used to restore the last unsaved edits to the original files.
- At next XD launch, the recovered file is available as a recent file in the Start screen or the “File” menu option.
- Recovered files can be identified by the “*” character added at the end of the document title.
- This feature has no impact on XD’s or your device’s speed and performance.
Auto-Recovery is not meant to substitute the workflow of manually saving the file. Continue to save your XD files frequently using the CMD / CTRL –> Save option.
Thank you for your patience and feedback! Update XD to the latest version and let us know if you experience any issues.
Adobe crashed and just lost a whole day of work. . .
Sayam Keerthi commented
I have been working on a project for a while now, and I lost my hours of work, I really do not find any feature that you have mentioned. To my shock, the cloud folder is empty too. I really do not like the feature where if you update an XD, the previous work would be lost..!! Please find workaround for this.
Emeka Ugochukwu commented
I just hours of work. How do I recover unsaved docs after a crash? Why does this keep happening to me?
Just lost several hours of work
Then why couldn't I recover my fillable form that got closed while I was working on it? I do not believe that you actually have this feature in your software.
Confirmed that auto recovery does not work (does it even exist??)... I didn’t even shut down my computer adobe dc just disappeared entirely when my computer went to sleep, after reopening adobe, no * file anywhere in sight... goodbye half a days work!!!
Zacharia Lentz commented
auto-recovery didn't work. I lost many hours of work. Done with XD
Your auto-recovery does not work I lost three hours of work.
Unfortunately the autosave feature didn't work for me. XD Crashed and when it was opened back up, I couldn't find any recovered file (*) in the recent menu. Looks like others are having this issue so you might want to look into this.
The electricity turned off and then turned on, but when I downloaded the document, I saw a 47 error. Lost many hours of work. Adobe!!!! Why?? Why we can not add simple function: "Auto save every 5 min"?
Crash is still in, 4h of work and everything is just gone
I am using windows 10. Unfortunately, my system got restarted and no auto-recovery "*" was there.
Please help me. I have my work of 3-4 hours and important ones.
David Castillo commented
Auto Recovery does not work. I see no files with an asterisk. I received an Error 49 when trying to save to my desktop. Lost many hours of work.
Where would the recover file be located at on my local computer?
There HAS TO BE A WAY TO TURN OFF AUTOSAVE. Just now I accidentally deleted everything in my file that has taken me weeks of work and of course that's when XD decided to autosave and I LOST EVERYTHING!
I am totally freaking out right now.
My windows crashed and I lost 6 hours of work. Sad. The file just doesn´t open anymore. It´s corrupted.
XD cloud isn´t reliable. Not for me... I´ll work locally. Forever.
I moved all my work from InVision to work with adobe XD. But now it deleted 3 full days of work. What do I do?
I just lost 2 or 3 months worth of work. I view the prototype and design spec but can't edit anything. Both versions look like they're from a month ago. I'm going to have to rebuild but not with XD.
nop not here, not cool, I'm having a mental breakdown
Not working as intented. Just lost 2 days of work because of random crash and cloud save recovered two days old file. Preview link file is still showing all the work I have done. WTF! So i'll just spend my weekend fixing everything now, isn't that great!