.RPY file blank after Windows update

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.RPY file blank after Windows update

#1 Post by KarmaLarma » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:52 pm

Ooookay, this is a weird one, and to be honest I'm not %100 sure whether it's because it's a Renpy file or not. But I'm really hoping someone's had this problem before so that my work can be salvaged.

Last night I stayed up late working on writing one of the chapters for my VN in Atom. After hitting about 3,000 words, plus the coding for some of the visuals and such, I saved my progress and then closed my laptop to go to bed. I know I saved it because I saved it several times over the course of writing it and the beginning of the chapter was already written from the other day. Anyway I get up this morning, open the laptop, and it is restarting because a Windows update has forced its way in. So I leave it alone and wait. No big deal that it closed my programs because I constantly save. So I open up my writing from last night and
It's blank.
The file is still there but it is wiped clean as if it's a new file.
I had several other files open in Atom from the same game's script and none of them were affected as far as I can see but the chapter I was working on looks as if I've opened a brand new file.

I don't know how this happened, if the file was somehow overwritten or corrupted or what. But anybody have any ideas on how I could get my writing back, or is it lost to the void of stupid Windows errors?

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Re: .RPY file blank after Windows update

#2 Post by Ocelot » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:56 pm

I answered similar question on how to get files back here: viewtopic.php?p=483167#p483167
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Re: .RPY file blank after Windows update

#3 Post by KarmaLarma » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:17 pm

Ahh there is no backups folder in my Atom AppData orz But thank you for trying.

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Re: .RPY file blank after Windows update

#4 Post by Donmai » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:22 pm

Ocelot is right, you're only looking in the wrong place. The backups folder has nothing to do with Atom, it's a Ren'Py thing.
Go to your desktop and press the windows key + r. On the prompt, type

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%APPDATA%/RenPy/
and press enter. A directory should open. Look for a folder named backups. You should find copies of your recent works there.
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Re: .RPY file blank after Windows update

#5 Post by KarmaLarma » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:09 pm

Oh, yeah there it is! Just a different App Data folder then fft. Unfortunately it looks like all of my work from last night is still lost, but at least the writing from before then is in there. It's still bad but less discouraging than having to start over from scratch. Thanks so much guys!

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