[texworks] My .tex file is blank after I reopen it to continue my work on it

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 16:11:12 CET 2020

I have seen that (though not in TeXworks).  Usually it's caused when I 
accidentally highlight everything, then type enough to delete it all.

If I save the file in that state, the best way to recover it is to go to 
the last backup.  If you don't have a backup, you can probably get the 
text by copying it from the last .pdf file you built, but you can expect 
errors when you copy and paste it, and you'll lose all the code and macros.

That kind of error makes me value my hourly backups.

Duncan Murdoch

On 18/03/2020 12:01 a.m., chan myae zin wrote:
> Hello
> My name is Kyin, I was working on my .tex file and when I restarted my 
> laptop because my laptop was lagging, all my code on the .tex file 
> disappeared completely without a trace. There is no recovery file either 
> to get back where I left of before. Please help to fix this. I spent a 
> lot of time on this paper that I am writing and now its completely gone. 
> Please get back to me how I can recover it.
> Thank you
> Best,
> Kyin
> ----- configuration info -----
> TeXworks version : 0.6.3r.a2470ca (travis-ci)
> Install location : C:/Program Files (x86)/TeXworks/TeXworks.exe
> Library path     : C:/Users/linky/TeXworks\
> pdfTeX location  : C:/Users/linky/AppData/Local/Programs/MiKTeX 
> 2.9/miktex/bin/x64/pdftex.exe
> Operating system : Windows 10, 64-bit
> Qt version       : 5.12.1 (build) / 5.12.1 (runtime)
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