There’s a reason this was the first tip I ever tweeted. Think about it, no matter what you’re doing, fast or slow, easy or hard, good or bad, pretty or sloppy, if you lose it all, that’s a real groove killer. So, here’s what you need to do: go to System Preferences/Program Options/Save and Print and check the first two boxes – “Auto Save File(s) Every __ Minutes (I have mine set at 2) and “Make Backups When Saving Files”. Then go to the “Folders” section (on the left) of the window and click the buttons for “Backup Files” and “Auto-Save”. Your computer will escort you thru the process of selecting a folder where you’ll save these files.
Yes, I realize that saving a backup of each Finale file will result in unnecessary files on your computer, likely taking up dozens and dozens of kilobytes of space. But, remember, it’s better to have files you don’t need than to need files you don’t have!< Go Back