Auto save should ALWAYS work - CC 2020
If I set my autosave to activate every 20 minutes, then I should see an autosave file every 20 minutes. But that just doesn't seem to be the case.
Does it only activate if a manual save hasn't been triggered in over 20 minutes? Because if so, it's very shortsighted and risky! If I make a manual save it's because I want to save the work I'm doing right at that moment. Autosaves, on the other hand, are for going back to past stages of the project.
I shouldn't have to worry about autosaves not activating, just because I'm being diligent about manual saving every few minutes. I'm currently looking at a project file that I've been working on for the last two days, and my last autosave was 2 days ago! Unacceptable.
Currently, I have my autosave set to activate every 20 minutes. I've been working on a single AE file from 9:30am this morning, and it is now 2pm. My last autosave is at 11:18am, as shown in the screenshot below. It's really odd, it must be a bug right?
Autosave should be triggered automatically, as long as you're making changes to the project. There's one exception: features that open up a separate window, including plugins like Element 3D, pause the clock as AE can't save while a window is open. If that's not what you're seeing, there might be a bug here.