Altium Designer Documentation

Defining Backup Preferences for Altium Designer

Created: March 22, 2016 | Updated: October 30, 2018
Now reading version 17.1. For the latest, read: Data Management - Backup for version 21
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The Data Management - Backup page of the Preferences dialog


The Data Management – Backup page of the Preferences dialog allows the user to set up data backup location and frequency.


This page is accessed by clicking Backup under the Data Management folder in the main Preferences dialog (DXP » Preferences).


  • Auto Save 
    • Auto save every - check this option to enable the auto save function. Use the Minutes region to enter or scroll to the desired minutes. 
    • Number of versions to keep - enter or scroll to the number of versions to keep during auto save.
    • Path - click  to open the Browse For Folder dialog to search for the desired location in which to save the files.
For a default installation, the Path for the Auto Save feature will be: \Users\<ProfileName>\AppData\Roaming\Altium\Altium Designer <GUID>\Recovery.


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