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How to Recover Missing Silhouette Studio Files (and an eBook update)

Silhouette Studio, Silhouette Studio files, Studio files, recover missing filesIf you've ever been working on designing a Silhouette Studio file and then suddenly - in the blink of an eye or a crash of the software - it's GONE? (Hand raised here!) If yours is too, today's you're lucky day. My favorite mom and daughter crafty duo are back today to share details on how to recover missing Silhouette Studio files.
If you've noticed Becky and Glenna from My Paper Craze subbing a lot lately - it's partly because I love them (and I hope you do, too) and it's partly because I need all the help I can get with tutorials as I work tirelessly on the ebook. Soon, my friends, very soon!!! Like I'm counting the days and weeks soon!

I'll let the My Paper Craze ladies take it from here.

We're so excited to be here and share with you our easiest tutorial to date. I mean seriously, this one is so easy, most of you probably already know about this feature. BUT just in case, we thought we'd share this tid-bit of information!

So, you know last week when you were working on that super amazing file and your computer froze up?  Or maybe your laptop battery dies? Or (heaven forbid) Silhouette Studio stalled out and you lost all your work? Well, we have W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L news... those files aren't lost after all - Silhouette Studio actually autosave them - but you have to be using V3.

Just follow these few simple steps and you'll get all that hard work back in no time!

Open Silhouette Studio from your computer. 

From the main menu, select "File" and then click "Open Recovered".

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A menu will appear on the right side of Silhouette Studio titled "RECOVERED DOCUMENTS". 

Click on any of the files in the list to display a preview. Also, please ignore my typo, it did get corrected {LOL}.

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Get back to work!

But seriously, isn't that ridiculously easy? So, why did it take me this long to figure it out?

Well, I didn't actually figure it out, someone had to tell me and now I'm telling you, just in case.

It took me ssssooooo long to upgrade to V3 (like seriously, I was still on V1), so I don't always know the newest features that come with the upgrade.

Like the cut file you see displayed here? Good news, it's a {FREE} DOWNLOAD over at the blog, so come by and check it out!

Silhouette, Raglan

As always, a huge shout out and thank you to Melissa for having us today! We hope to bring you more tutorials and projects in the future, so stay tuned!

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. By clicking on them and purchasing products through my links, I receive a small commission. That's what helps fund Silhouette School so I can keep buying new Silhouette-related products to show you how to get the most out of your machine! 

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  1. I'm not sure what I'm doing differently because I've never had to go to the File menu and click on Open Recovered, because the files I had opened before the crash are always listed on the right side.

  2. Days after I had a crash, I realized one of my files that I had worked on and made myself wasn't in my library. It was no where to be found. This article saved the day!! Thank you!!

  3. I'm unable to cut from a recovered document. Even if I save or save as or rename when I hit the send to silhouette button it instantly sends me to the "swirl of death blue spinning circle" of "NOT RESPONDING".... I spent about 3 hours last night on one file ...�� How can I convert a temp file to a normal saved file? Thanks

  4. I have the same problem as Rose temp file that not wil be open someone an idee how i can fiks this

  5. Pleas help is there any way to get my free downloaded files back after i updated to cameo 4.
    Dont have cloud. KNOW how to get purchasded files back.

  6. I just lost a design that I had saved but this helped me get it back! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  7. I accidentally discarded the wrong file. Is there a way to get it back? :(


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