Restoring a Project Using the Project Recovery Manager

A hardware problem, power failure, or software problem can cause the program to terminate unexpectedly. This article describes how the Project Recovery Manager can help you recover your project data should this happen.

Project Recovery Manager

The Project Recovery Manager helps with the task of locating and opening projects that were last open when the software crashed, as well as any backup and autosave files associated with those projects.

When you launch the software after a crash, the Project Recovery Manager dialog box will automatically be displayed. (You can also display this dialog box by selecting File | Recovery.) This dialog box determines what projects were active when the crash occurred and displays those projects and the associated backup and autosave files in a single, easy-to-use interface.

Project Recovery Manager

Using the Project Recovery Manager, you can open backup and autosave files directly without having to manually locate and rename the files. The first time you attempt to save a backup or autosave file, you will be prompted to rename the file.

To open a file from the listing, either double click on the file or right click and choose Open from the displayed context menu. To remove a file from the listing, right click and choose Remove from the displayed context menu.

Note: The project, backup, and autosave files are listed in the order that they were last saved.

Note: The Project Recovery Manager is only useful after a crash has occurred and will only display information about project files that were active during a session that crashed. You cannot launch the Project Recovery Manager during a normal working session and have it show you the backup and autosave files for the current project.

Send an Error Report Automatically to CivilGEO

If the program encounters a problem and closes unexpectedly, the software will display an error report dialog box. You can choose to send the error report to CivilGEO in order help our software developers diagnose problems with the software. The error report includes information about the state of your system at the time the error occurred. You can also add other information, such as what you were doing at the time of the error.

About the Author Chris Maeder

Chris Maeder

Chris is an experienced civil engineering and software technology leader, with over 30 years industry experience. With proven expertise in global software development, he has built engineering teams that adapt quickly, focus on what’s important and, most importantly, deliver. He is a licensed professional civil engineer with extensive experience in water resource engineering. He has performed and supervised engineering projects in urban stormwater drainage, transportation and roadway drainage, storm sewer design, detention pond design, stormwater quality, green infrastructure, watershed management planning, wastewater sewers, water distribution networks, pump stations, FEMA flood studies, bridge and culvert design, bridge scour and armoring, dam failure analysis, seepage and groundwater modeling, and environmental permits.

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