Article ID:  WBI-869        Last updated:  Feb-19-2014

Q:  How do I open the Timed Backups in Movie Magic Screenwriter 6?

If the program closes unexpectedly for some reason, it should ask you to retrieve a Timed Backup the next time you open the program.  The Timed Backup is a separately file that gets updated as you are working every few minutes, and is designated by a .TMB extension at the end of the file name (e.g., OscarWinner_01-01-2008.tmb).

WINDOWS

To manually retrieve a Timed Backup:

  1. Click on File > Open.
  2. From the "Files of Type" list at the bottom of the window, choose Timed Backups.
  3. At the top of the window, select the folder designated as the Timed Backup location*. By default, this is Documents (or My Documents) > Screenwriter Documents > Timed Backups.
  4. Select the Timed Backup with the name of your document, i.e., [name of your file].tmb, and click Open.
  5. Assuming this has most (or all) of the data you were working on, click on File > Save As and save the file into the folder where you normally store your files.  You might want to opt to save under a slightly different name, e.g. [name of your file]_v2.mmsw.

*You can check this setting under Tools > Options > Startup/Files.


MACINTOSH

  1. Click on File > Open.
  2. In this window, choose Timed Backups in the "Enable" drop-down menu.
  3. At the top of the window, select the folder designated as the default document folder*. By default, this is Documents > Movie Magic Screenwriter.
  4. Select the Timed Backup with the name of your document, i.e., [name of your file].tmb, and click Open.
  5. Assuming this has most (or all) of the data you were working on, click on File > Save As and save the file into the folder where you normally store your files.  You might want to opt to save under a slightly different name, e.g., [name of your file]_v2.mmsw.


*You can check this setting under under Screenwriter > Preferences > Files.

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