Pages not saving when original file is archived

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  1. sam892, Feb 12, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012

    sam892 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone. I had a few really important documents that were open in pages for so long that I just kinda forgot where they were saved. I actually archived and deleted the folder they were in. Not knowing this, I closed the documents. Pages never even prompted me that they weren't saved or anything. They just closed. Of course I checked the archive and they weren't updated.

    Is there anything I can do to get them back or am I just screwed? Thank you everyone

    NOTE: It's not just with archiving. You can have a document open in pages and delete the file and still be working on it for months but, when you close it, it will be gone forever without a prompt from pages. Try it out yourself.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What Mac OS X version do you have?
    Do you have any kind of backup?

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you hadn't made changes to the documents, of course they would close without prompting. It only prompts if the file has been modified. You can't accurately claim there is a "flaw" in Pages when what happened was purely a case of user error.
     
  4. sam892 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    saimsaladimbamba- I have version 10.7.3 of OS X and version 4.1 of Pages. I enabled auto backups so every folder that contains a pages document also contains a backup of that document.

    GGJstudios- Sorry if I wasn't clear enough about it but I did modify the file. If I hadn't, this wouldn't be a problem. This is a flaw in pages- try it yourself (if you have Lion). Create a document and save it then archive it and delete the original. Type a new sentence into the document then close it. See if it prompts you.
     

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