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Old 06-04-2017, 04:09 PM   #23
Gregg Bell
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Originally Posted by KevinH View Post
I still have issues with this ...

1. Sigil will not erase a previously saved file that is saved anyplace outside of its own temp folder.

2. Sigil might corrupt a file being saved to if a crash happens while in the act of saving but even that is rare as it prebuilds the new epub in its temp space and then copies the already built epub file to the location to be saved. So a good copy of the epub should either exist in temp or outside of Sigil temp area.



So an epub file stored outside Sigil's temp folder should never be erased as described in this post. It sounds more likely it was being saved to inside Sigil's temp folder (a really bad idea!), bad anti-malware software, or disk corruption unrelated to Sigil.

Did you try Doitsu's instructions for looking inside your systems temp folder to see if you can find a more up-to-date version of the epub or epub files?
I'm Linux so I couldn't follow Doitsu's instructions.

Like you said:

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Sigil crashing can not impact a previously saved file no matter how it tries unless the crash happens when saving to the only copy of the file
It was the only copy of the file I'd been saving to and in hindsight, I probably did try to save the file when I realized the screen was froze. And yet the file did not get corrupted. My machine has no malware and I have no anti-malware software. I wouldn't know how to save in Sigil's temp folder.
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