Fix interruptive save behaviour
Under Windows 10, if one double-clicks an After Effects project in File Explorer, that file is correctly highlighted as the selected file as After Effects opens the project and the user works on it. However, once After Effects saves, the highlighted file is no longer highlighted in File Explorer, in fact, no file is highlighted. The effect of this is that the behaviour interrupts the workflow, especially when working on a set of files that each must be systematically verified and possibly modified.
Any other software would not affect the highlighted file in File Explorer when saving, but After Effects does. I suspect this is because After Effects on save saves to a temporary file (the file flashes up temporarily in File Explorer) then deletes the old file before it renames the temporary file to the original name. However, this process has File Explorer lose the selection of the original file since it no longer exists. I understand what this save behaviour is trying to prevent but this behaviour also changes the user-experience of what is considered standard behaviour under Windows. A better solution would be for the save process to create a backup of the current file and then proceed to save to the original file before deleting the backup once the save has been successful. If, however, After Effects crashes during the save, the user can simply rename the backup file to what it was before the crash.
Note, however, that I dislike and disagree with the fact that the backup file is written to the current directory since the flashing up of an extra file often has me double-click the wrong file as I try to open another file following the save of the current file. Personally, I think the backup file should be written to a documented directory elsewhere on the system. In fact, this should be user-configurable so that it can be set to use the current directory or a directory of the user's choice.