I want to prevent my files getting corrupt, I create 2 backups of the same project, but in some 2-3 months, all files get corrupted, any way to prevent this happening?
Or is it a problem in my windows, I use shotcut version 21.03.21, and Windows 10 pro 21H1.
My system specs are already written on my profile.
I do not have any third party antivirus software, my PC is enough powerful to run some extra softwares at the same time, but I do not use any software while running shotcut, the black mouse lag was solved on it’s own a day ago, it (black mouse) was also preventing to open telegram, so I think that was windows bug, which was solved because the update finished of my windows, but I don’t think the corruption of files is a windows problem, because my .veg (vegas) project still works after a year. Have I done something wrong?
You tell more about your personal life in this post than about the problem.
What exactly do you mean by corrupted files?
We hear of corrupted files here from time to time, but I think it’s the first time someone reports that all their Shotcut files are getting corrupted over time. So I doubt it’s a Shotcut problem.
My system is not 1/4 as powerful as you claim yours to be and I have no problem opening projects that have been sitting on my hard drive for as long as 2 years. I just successfully opened 10 old projects with the latest version of Shotcut and the only problem I got was having to give Shotcut the new paths of a few media files that have been moved.
I also have some old files, they all open easily, but all files from May are only not opening, I had all the portables of shotcut versions of January to May at that time, So I am not sure that which version was used to create them.
The files which doesn’t show any edits done and no files in it, but many edits were done in the file. It could be also called a blank screen when you open shotcut, Nothing shown in the file even if many things were done in it, it just opens as a fresh new project of shotcut.
For what it’s worth I think there’s something going on with your system (whether it’s unique to Windows or your machine I have no idea) because I have been using Shotcut (on a Mac) for awhile now and while there certainly quirky behaviors, file corruption isn’t one of them.
My Laptop is probably marginal (i5 10th Gen, 8gb) for running multiple programs, if one is a large SHOTCUT edit. Particularly if doing a 1¼ hr Church Service, 2 cameras, and possibly a separate audio MP3. I did have it lock-up a few times in the early days.
NOW, before I start, I RESTART the computer - and ONLY go to SHOTCUT, avoiding opening any other program while it’s open. Fortunately I have another Laptop for other stuff.
And haven’t had a problem since. If it ever seems slow after a few hours of editing, I’ll restart the computer.
Yep - I don’t understand either. BUT I do recall about 25-30 yrs ago (early Windows era), we had a program at work which needed the same. Some programs didn’t clean up after themselves properly on shutdown. And since then, that’s been the first thing I try if we had an issue.
I still don’t know the reason, but I will again save the project 5 times and open it in march version and see if any of it works. But I think, I should just start creating the project again with march version to be more stable.