Emergency save

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This page contains outdated information and needs to be updated.

TODO: Update locations for all platforms based on Re: Emergency save could need testing


When Inkscape crashes, it tries to save the document as a backup with following name:

 <filename>.<datetime>.#

If the document has not been saved yet, the name is:

 inkscape-emergency.<datetime>.#

Note, that there is no .svg file name ending.

On Unix (Linux, Mac OS X, *BSD, etc.)

Inkscape tries to save in the following paths:

  1. Home directory (~/, $HOME, /home/<username>/)
  2. /tmp/
  3. In the current working directory

(in that order).

On Windows

Inkscape tries to save in %UserProfile%:

  • XP/2003: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\
  • Vista/7: C:\Users\<username>\