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Lost an Article in Progress

I was in the process of composing an article that I was inspired to write after reading one from another member here. I had some things to check out before finishing it and I should have saved it to Evernote or Word, but I didn't because I leave my computer on from day to day. It had rebooted on it's own recently and I didn't expect it to do so again so soon, so I left it as it was on my computer.

I did look for the draft option on the bottom of my article submission page, but only the submit button and the restore cache button are accessible at this time. So I wasn't able to save it here, but I wasn't concerned in fact that never crossed my mind.

When I opened my computer this morning I found that it had rebooted much to my dismay. When I looked for my article all I had was the title and nothing else. I'm actually surprised that much was still intact. I looked in my browser for the content, but it could not be found.

The draft option is still missing on the bottom of my page here, so I'll probably write Will later and inform him about this as it does say in the draft info area that any article can be saved as we're writing it to make sure we don't lose it if our computer crashes or has other problems.

I wrote this one this morning and then headed out the door to work and only got back a moment ago to check it out again. I submitted it fine this morning, but I thought the image was a bit too large, so I cropped the photo and edited it. For some reason this one has been sitting in the drafts all day. I'm not sure why it didn't post correctly again.

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elitecodex wrote on July 10, 2014, 8:51 PM

Did you try the Restore Cache? It should save it every 10 seconds after 100 characters are entered. That should have saved it in your browser cache which should remain between reboots. I'll look into the Save Draft button not showing up... that is a new one on me.

MarshaMusselman wrote on July 10, 2014, 11:25 PM

I will check the restore cache, Will. I didn't realize it might remain through reboots. Actually I think this article above took the spot of the previous one that may have resided there before, and I didn't think of looking this morning as I'm not used to that yet even though I did read about it a few days back. I'll try to remember that in the future.

MaeLou wrote on July 11, 2014, 10:01 AM

Yeah, you can only do restore cache if it was the last thing you posted. Whatever you write in between will overwrite it.

MarshaMusselman wrote on July 11, 2014, 4:54 PM

Thanks, MaeLou . I kind of figured that already. And I didn't realize that you were Heather. I saw that on someone else's page yesterday. I hope to get back sometime and read more of what you've posted and Will too, but for right now my time is limited.

Javaman wrote on July 11, 2014, 11:36 PM

That has happened to me too Marsha.

LadyDuck wrote on July 13, 2014, 1:42 AM

I see that Will already suggested you what do do. I cut and paste the text on my computer notepad and save it on my hard disk, just in case. It happens that my computer reboots.