Backup files location question

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Backup files location question

Post by mjdisler » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:02 pm

Finale 2011 for Mac, OS 10.6.8
Just installed this version (an upgrade) this summer. So far so good, after solving some font problems during install.
MY QUESTION: Previous versions of Finale defaulted to locating backup files in the same folder as the master file, but F2011 locates them in Documents / Finale Files / Backups. Tried Program Options/Folders prefs, but no choice to locate backups in the same folder as the original, only a choice of a given folder. I much prefer having backups in the same folder as the master file for a project. Is there a way to set it as default, rather than having to constantly move it from a different backup folder?
Finale 2010 & 2011.r2, Intel Mac OS X.6.8

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Re: Backup files location question

Post by Peter Thomsen » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:51 pm

If you go to the Program Options - Folders, and do not select a folder for backups, then Finale does not have a folder for backups.

And (I think that) Finale will store the backup file in the same folder as the master file.
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mjdisler
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Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:16 pm
Finale Version: 2010 & 2011 Mac
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Re: Backup files location question

Post by mjdisler » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:38 pm

Thank you. Will give it a try.
Finale 2010 & 2011.r2, Intel Mac OS X.6.8

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Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:16 pm
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Re: Backup files location question

Post by mjdisler » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:43 pm

I unchecked "Backup Files" but kept "Auto-Save" & tried with a file. You're correct: a .bak file appeared in the folder with the main file. Many thanks.
Finale 2010 & 2011.r2, Intel Mac OS X.6.8

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