Once again a backup file was saved but then it went a way when I did a save on the file. I just don't see how this functionality works or is helpful.
As to what you can do about it IDK. You are just using free 2D and therefore don't have any support from a VAR or Siemens, correct?
but this is as it is intended to be.
The Autobackup (and I think this will be written down in the help files somewhere) will create a backup file in an extra folder within the given time steps as long as You work on that file AND (very important) as long as You will change anything there.
What the backup file is thought to be is, when now some strange event happens (power down, crash,etc.) then You will be aksed by SE during the next start wether YOu want to recover from that last backup file.
But if You save and close (or close only) this file normally without any crash or so, then this beackup file also will be deleted.
This is no secure storage of older versions or something like that.
You must not compare this to the backup versions as used in other systems like ProE, where there were dozens of old versions stored parallel.
Or as it is done from operating system (server) with the possibility to recover the version from 5 hours ago.
SE backup file is build for unexpected situations and closing the software to not loose to much effort and work YOu have done for it.
I think there is a great post (think it came from @uk_dave [sorry if a remember that wrong]) about the policy behind the Autobackup of SE
Yeah, I can see why they might limit the files saved but then I don't see how useful this is if only one is allowed. It's not a good backup system. I think it should let you choose a limited number of backup saves, say 1 to 5. Because now if you mistakenly save the file you're working on it wipes out the backup. So you have no way to retrieve the file in the state it was in right before the save. I don't see how this is useful at all.
@ronlatour, ST10's successor, 2019, is out. It was very recently released. In my test I did get prompted so I'm not sure why you're not. I'm using ST10 currently and we haven't moved to 2019 yet.
I don't follow what you're talking about with "Jing capturing".
But I did notice that it only prompts after 5 minutes or whatever your timing is when you select an action in SE. IOW it doesn't automatically pop up if SE is idle.
When you select back up saving do you have a file explorer window open to that folder so you can monitor it? Realize the the backup file will go away every time you do a save.