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Draft lost! Answered

I just spent about three hours preparing an Instructable on Arduino. It was saving automatically many times and displayed "Saved" message. However, when I closed the browser tab and re-opened it - the draft was in very old version like yesterday. Where did all my text gone? I am very upset and disappointed :-((( Any chance to get it back?

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pseaton

2 years ago

Have you tried looking at the various versions that may be available under the "History" feature in the editor?

The only cases where I'm aware of something like this happening have been related to having multiple tabs (or computers) open to the editor at the same time. You'll be editing in one tab, then accidentally wake up your other computer with a day-old version, and it will save. We have a number of warnings that are supposed to be triggered to prevent this from happening, but it's also possible there's a new bug. If so, we'd love to get to the bottom of it. The editor needs to "just work" !

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martynovpseaton

Reply 2 years ago

pseaton, you literally saved me! Thank you so much. Indeed, under the History feature I found lots of versions and restored to appropriate one. Last 20 minutes of work seemed to be lost, but that's not a big problem.

I definitely have not used more than one computer (I have only one) and I did not opened more that one tab (at least, intentionally, but I'm not 100% sure). Anyway, history seems to be a solution to the glitchy editor.

Just in case someone would like to debug this case, here is the screenshot of history with wrong version.

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martynov

2 years ago

@Kiteman and @yonatan24, thank you for your suggestions. @pseaton gave the key answer.

With your help I finally published it – https://www.instructables.com/id/USB-NeoPixel-Deco-Lights-via-Digispark-ATtiny85/

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Kiteman

2 years ago

Send an email to service@instructables.com, including the URL of the draft instructable - old versions sometimes lurk in the servers for a while, and can occasionally be rescued.

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Yonatan24

2 years ago

That's weird (and sucks), There might be problems now with the editor because It doesn't let me upload pictures...