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Where is the VC backup located when using Autosave in RS 2022?

Hi
I have RobotStudio 2022.2.1 and had a system failure on my VC.
My only hope to recover some background task is the Autosave fuction but I can't find any backup files in my project folders.
In options->AutoSave it looks like VC backup is enabled.
/David


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David
Swedish freelance ABB robot programmer

Best Answer

  • Maxim Riabichev
    Maxim Riabichev Sweden admin
    edited November 22 Answer ✓
    Hello Newman,

    So I did some digging and these are my findings (in RobotStudio 2022.3):
    • RAPID code is backed up to "%localappdata%\Temp\RobotStudio\"
      It only saves the un-applied changes made in the editor. As soon as you hit Apply, the "backup" is removed.
    • The autosave of the station and station files does not work. (It looks like it does, but it doesn't.)

    • Automatic backup of controllers does not work.
    • If you manually save the project, a backup of the controller is made and placed in "...\RobotStudio\Projects\Project1\Controller Data"

    I will speak to R&D regarding these issues with autosave.

    Post edited by Maxim Riabichev on

    Maxim Riabichev
    PC Software Support Engineer

Answers

  • Newman
    Newman Sweden
    Also when station is saved by me, I can see that RS is doing controller backup. But I can't find the backup in any folder. 

    Not in "...\RobotStudio\Backups"

    Not in "...\RobotStudio\Projects\Project1\Virtual Controllers\BACKUP"

    Does anyone know?
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    David
    Swedish freelance ABB robot programmer
  • Newman
    Newman Sweden
    Seems like the controller backup stopped working when RS went from Solutions to Projects. 

    In an old RS solution I can find the controller backup in "...\RobotStudio\Solutions\Solution 1\Backups"
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    David
    Swedish freelance ABB robot programmer
  • Newman
    Newman Sweden
    Thanks! I found the backups from save project in the "Controller Data" folder as you said.

    Let's hope that autosave will be fixed too.

    /David
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    David
    Swedish freelance ABB robot programmer
  • David, are you saying that the backups of VC's work? Do you have multiple version of your VC in Controller Data?

    Maxim Riabichev
    PC Software Support Engineer
  • Newman
    Newman Sweden
    No, only one backups folder per robot controller.

    I have three robot controllers in my current project so therefore three folders.
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    David
    Swedish freelance ABB robot programmer
  • Alright, thanks.

    Maxim Riabichev
    PC Software Support Engineer