The original version of this page can be found at :
Posted By : Jeef27 - 11/10/2016 10:43 PM
Hey guys,

Just wanted to put a warning out to you all about something. I recently upgrade from Finale 2014.5 to the free 30 day trial of Finale 25 and then from there I upgraded to the full version of Finale 25.When I upgraded from Finale 2014.5 to the trial version of Finale 25, I had to reset all of my preferences and hotkeys once it was installed. Pretty normal. I figured I would have to reset all of my preferences once again when I installed the new FULL version of Finale 25 because I usually do when I upgrade Finale from a previous version. However I was pleasantly surprised to find out that all of my preferences (including my custom hot keys, libraries, xml files etc.) were still in place! Woo Hoo!!!! Except for the most crucial one......

For whatever reason, my "auto-save" every 2 minutes preference did not transfer from the trial version of Finale 25 to the FULL version of Finale 25. The rest of my preferences did, but not auto-save. I consider myself a responsible program user and always rely on auto-save functions because there is too much room for human error/forgetfulness if you just count on yourself remembering to hit command+S to save your work. AKA: I never manually save documents unless I'm exiting them, that's what auto-save functions are for. I'm sure you can see where this is going.

I was up and at it at 8:00 this morning working hard to finish a commission that is due first thing tomorrow morning. It's now 7:30pm and was settling in to work through the night and finish this thing. But, the highly-esteemed new version of Finale just crashed on me for no apparent reason and guess auto-save!!! Which means that the last 10 hours of work are gone and I have no hope of completing my commission in time for tomorrow which will ultimately cost me a couple thousand dollars because of the contract I have in place.

Moral of the story: double check, triple check, quadruple check your preferences if you upgrade to Finale 25 because not everything transfers and the program still crashes even if you have a super nice computer.

Sorry, just had to vent to some people who will appreciate this frustration.


Posted By : SF - 11/10/2016 11:04 PM
Sorry for your loss.


MPB 17" 3Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8GB, 10.6.8 and 10.11.6
MacPro (mid 2010) 2.8 Ghz Qual-Core Intel Xeon, 16GB, 10.8.5, 10.11.6, 10.12 Three 27" Apple Displays
Finale 2.6.3-->25, Sib. 3.0-->7.5, Logic X, QuicKeys 4.0.7, DoubleCommand DoubleCommand, Mouse Locator Mouse Locator

Posted By : Zuill - 11/11/2016 1:00 AM
As much as autosave can be a lifesaver, when I am working on a big, important project, I save often, and with different files (progressive names) so that, if one corrupts, I have other versions upon which to rely. Autosave only saves one file, at least as far as I know. If that corrupts, you're lost anyway.


"When all is said and done, more is said than done."
Win 7 64bit, 2011b, 2012c, 2014d, 2014.5 
Favorite Forum quote: "Please, everybody, IGNORE THE TROLL!"