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Re: HELP! Backup up file vanished!


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: HELP! Backup up file vanished!
Date: 24 Dec 2003 07:54:14 +0200

> From: J Krugman <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 20:58:28 +0000 (UTC)
> 
> I had been working for about 2 hours on an important e-mail (using
> RMAIL), when my machine had to be rebooted.  I had not saved my
> work (I know, the oldest mistake in the book), but I was confident
> that at least I would be able to find a "backup" file of the form
> "#*mail*#...".  To my dismay, there is no such file more recent
> than several months ago.

The auto-save file #*mail*#... should have been there, it works for
me.  Perhaps some problem with flushing the disk cache prevented the
file from being written, or perhaps the disk-cleaning scripts that
run when your system reboots somehow deleted it?

Try "M-x recover-session RET", maybe it will help.

Good luck.





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