Location of file saved due to internal error

Bug #172183 reported by Ah6143946 on 2007-10-30
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone

Bug Description

Inkscape has a wonderful feature that it saves unsaved files before closing
down due to runtime error or internal error. However, in the message
displayed in the dialog box, the message just displays the name of the file
saved and not the exact location even though the message is refering to the

It would be great if the application could provide the exact location since
I had to spend quite sometime to find the saved document as the search
command took quite some time to find the specified file. It does not
provide the extension of the file either. It is fine once we know where the
files get saved, but the very first use of the application can be quite

I started searching on different drives on my computer starting with
MyDocuments folder and the last one I tried was searching in Document and
Settings where I found the file and the file was not saved as a svg file.
It was saved in another location when I tried to work with the application
on another computer.

Even though searching through the files is not a very complicated task, it
can get frustrating trying to do so and use the application the second
time. If the users have a bad experience for the very first time, it is
very unlikely they would want to use it again especially for novice users.

I have attached a word document with a screen shot of the dialog box that
displays the message for refernce.

Luca Bruno (lucab) wrote :

This is documented in http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/EmergencySave
I'm not really sure, should we reword the dialog and/or mention a link to the wikipage?

Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → bryceharrington
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Invalid
status: Invalid → Triaged
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Not sure why this was assigned to me; unassigning.

Changed in inkscape:
assignee: bryceharrington → nobody
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