[PD] pd crashed

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sat Jun 18 17:16:27 CEST 2011

On Fri, 17 Jun 2011, Cody Loyd wrote:

> pd crashed while I was saving a large patch.   now, when I open that
> patch, about a third of the objects are gone, and ALL of the
> connections.

The objects are saved before the connections are. If you open a normal pd 
files, you will see that all #X connect lines are at the end, except for 
subpatches, each of which is a section starting with #N canvas and ending 
with #X restore and counting as one subpatch object. The top #N canvas 
line is different and represents the main patch of the file.

> what the heck happened.. and am I totally screwed or can I fix it.

You really, really need a backup of that file.

Any other way to fix it would require a filesystem expert AND a pd expert, 
and would only work IF your next-to-last saved version is nearly the same 
as the last version. Those might not be sufficient conditions, and it 
would be somewhat in the miracle category if it worked (technicians may 
apply for sainthood status, etcætera).

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