Auto-Save before first manual save
Make After Effects Auto-Save even if the current project file has not been saved yet. I have lost my work several times because I have not saved my project and auto-save is not doing its job when the proejct file has not been saved yet. Why? After Effects crashes so often, it should provide the option to recover project files.
Jo Pa commented
Daniel Kouts commented
PROMPT TO SAVE when starting a New Project (Premiere does this already I think).
Or prompt to save after working for a few minutes in a NEW project.
Autosave generally works well, but only if you've done a manual save + given the project a name. It's all too easy to work for an hour or more in Untitled.aep and forget that Autosave isn't covering you yet. Crashes at this time are infuriating.
"Prompt to Save on New Project" would be an easy fix - a simple option in the Autosave Preferences.
Corey Dimond commented
I need this all the time. I'm always just bashing something together and then I go to throw some music on it and it freezes up and I haven't saved a version yet so I lose an hour here and there but that adds up. It's not enough to blame us for not saving. It's 2021 we shouldn't have to wrry about saving anything anymore. That's such an antiquated user experience. Never understood it to begin with.
Maintenance VIA OCCITANIE commented
Every other softs I use do it, so it's no more an habit in 2020 to manually save a project.
Just lost 3 hours of work
Eric Icaza commented
After effects should auto save any file. I just lost my entire day's work because I didn't have my project saved before After Effects crashed. Why wouldn't after effects try to at least salvage what I had?