Like most Windows programs, Cakewalk has a File > Save command and a File > Save As command to save your work. Normally, you save your projects in the standard project file format, with a file extension of .cwp. This file contains all your MIDI data and all your project settings. Any digital audio that is part of your project is stored in a separate file, as described in System configuration. The File > Save Copy As command is similar to the File > Save As command, but lets you save a copy of the current project under a different file name without closing the original project.
If you have made changes to a project and then attempt to close the project, either by closing the Track view or by choosing File > Close, Cakewalk asks if you want to save the changes you have made. This prevents you from accidentally losing your work. You can tell whether changes have been made to a project by looking for an asterisk (*) after the project name in the Cakewalk title bar.Cakewalk has an Auto Save feature that periodically saves your work into a special backup file. You can request automatic backups at fixed time intervals or every time a certain number of changes have been made to the file. When the limit is reached, the file is saved automatically. If your original project is called MyProject.cwp, the Auto Save version is called Auto Save Version of MyProject.cwp.If there is a power failure or if you make a significant mistake, you can recover the last-saved version of your project by opening this file. You should then save your project under a different name by using the File > Save As command.
1. Choose File > Save As to display the Save As dialog box.
2. Choose the type of file you want to save from the Save as Type list.
3. Cakewalk saves the file. You can also use File Versioning instead of using Save As. For more information, see To use File Versioning.
1. Go to Edit > Preferences > File - Advanced to access Auto Save settings.
4. Click OK.Cakewalk can be enabled to keep previously saved versions of your project in a temporary file. You can revert to any of these saved versions or use the default of the most recently saved version.When file versioning is enabled, Cakewalk retains a list of previously saved project files in your project folder. The most recent version retains the original name of the project. Previously saved versions are saved with a time stamp following the original project name in order of most recently saved.
1. Go to Edit > Preferences > File - Advanced to access File Versioning settings.
2. Select the Enable Versioning of Project (.CWP) Files check box.
1. Choose File > Revert.A dialog box appears containing a list of dates and file sizes for all previously saved versions of the current project.
3. Click OK.
Note: If the current project is unsaved at the time you choose File > Revert, you will be prompted with a warning that reverting the project will cause all unsaved changes to be lost. When the reverted project is loaded, the timestamp is stripped off, and the reverted project assumes the project’s original name.
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