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Old 05-13-2022, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default Default Save Options after opening .RPP-bak file are bad

Specifically "Create subdirectory for project" is an awful default when opening and saving a .RPP-bak file.

Usually you're opening a backup because something bad happened. You want to open the most recent one, and re-save it overtop the main project, to the same folder!

With that option checked, you start nesting folders inside folders, and duplications of all the audio, and essentially a big fat mess. "Create subdirectory for project" has burnt me SO many times when recovering from RPP-bak, I've had to literally train myself to always make sure that box is Unchecked!
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Old 05-15-2022, 02:54 PM   #2
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...adding to this.

Once you've unchecked "Create subdirectory for project", this behaviour is saved as a global preference! Why??

This setting is so situational, with some clear-cut reasons why the defaults should be either checked or unchecked, depending on a few factors.

1. Upon starting a new project, "Create Subdirectory for project" should default to ON! 99% of the time you'd want this to keep it organized right off the hop.
2. If opening an existing project, it should default to OFF! You'll only really see that box with running Save As, which 99% of the time means you're just saving a new version of the project to the same folder and definitely do not want to create a whole new subdirectory inside the original folder. In the rare case that you do want that behaviour, then check Create Subdirectory.
3. If opening a RPP-bak file, default should be OFF! 99% of the time you are recovering a project and are simply wanting to save to the same folder as an .RPP.

The takeaway here - defaults should cater to the 99% workflow, and attempt to discourage bad behaviours and traps that are unintentional 99% of the time.
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