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Form Z making new versions

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Hi kim,  Are you on OS X and saving to an iCloud drive (or iCloud mapped drive)? Can you try saving to a non-iCloud location. It seems iCloud is messing with our renaming of the backup files.

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I always use iCloud Drive for my projects and sometimes it happens to me too. Also with AutoCAD, not only with formZ.

I think it's related to the quality of the wifi, but it's very erratic and I'm not sure.

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iCloud uses a combination of local storage and server storage.  iCloud always trying to keep things in sync between the cloud and all of the devices. It may hlep to understand the process when a file formZ is saved. formZ writes the project to a temp file ($$$fmz$$.zsr) to avoid overwriting the exiting file until we know the save was successful. We then delete the original file and rename the temp file to the real name. If keep backup option is on, the .fzb file is deleted first, the .fmz is renamed to the .fzb and then the  temp is renamed file to the real name.

The iCloud is trying to keep things in sync during this process and seems to be renaming the file because it sees another file with the same name (but different date, checksum) on the cloud. We are investigating to see if there is a way to detect that we are saving to a iCloud location (or Google drive etc) and the do things differently to avoid the issue. Also you may want to see if iCloud has any kind of setting to control how often it syncs.

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