I appear to have lost all my working files by inadvertently using Power Off option instead of suspend option of the VMware virtual machine and CS50-19 version of Appliance. Is there any way to recover these files?

I have checked in my Dropbox folder also. They are not there. These files represent 6 hrs of my experience in developing mario.c and some files without any compilation errors. The mario.c file still contains logical errors as revealed by check50 results. Again I am doing the hard work of developing these files with my July 14 files and some notes I have made in my scrapbook.

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I'm using the Power Off option and never had that problem. Did you saved those files inside the Dropbox folder?

  • I usually save it in pset1 folder,which is a folder in dropbox.uma1966 .Original comment authorsupein desu
    – uma1966
    Commented Jul 23, 2014 at 19:10

Maybe you powered off the appliance before saving your work on gedit to the dropbox.

On the File/Options menu of gedit there is a "editor" tab where you can set the "autosave" function, so it will save your work for you every n minutes.

  • I tried looking for Options Menu under File option of gedit to set the autosave function. I could not find it.uma1966.original comment by Cygni-61
    – uma1966
    Commented Jul 23, 2014 at 19:29
  • Try on the Edit/Preference menu
    – Cygni_61
    Commented Aug 1, 2014 at 12:27
  • Thanks !!! this solves my problem....Edit preferences Commented Sep 26, 2015 at 1:17

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