I can't find my autosaved drafts

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  • #1324944

    neylandraper
    Member

    I pressed “preview” after I was finished and now it is gone. Where can I retrieve my draft of the blog?

    The blog I need help with is neylandraper.wordpress.com.

    #1325025

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you used the New Post button on the grey admin bar, your post is probably gone. It’s a known bug. If the post does not show, even as a Draft, on your dashboard Posts page, I’m afraid you’ll have to start over.

    #1325102

    smeesters
    Member

    Hi there neylandraper!

    To see your autosaves you need to go to your draft, click on screen options, check revisions, scroll down to see all of your autosaves and revisions. You can also choose to restore them.

    Hopefully this answers your question on how to retreince the draft of the blog.

    #1325105

    smeesters
    Member

    Also, be sure to look at the timestamps. Another user seemed to be having the same “pain” as you have been having. Take a look here to see the remedy on how they dealt with it! It is the third post from the top. Hopefully this will get you the result you are trying to achieve! Best of luck!

    #1325115

    timethief
    Member

    @smeesters
    Please be aware that raincoaster is aware of what follows:
    WordPress.org references don’t apply to free hosted WordPress.com blogs.

    The developers have been aware of the fact the autosave here http://wordpress.com/#!/post/ does not work for months now.

    #1325117

    timethief
    Member

    @neylandraper
    The likelihood you can retrieve it is zero if you posted it here http://wordpress.com/#!/post/

    If and only if a missing post was created on the dashboard of your own blog at Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New then you can recover a lost post or page from revisions if needs be. See here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/03/21/wordpress-recovering-a-lost-blog-post-or-page/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/

    But if it was created here http://wordpress.com/#!/post/ there is no means of recovery as the auto-save is not functioning there.

    Always create your posts on the dashboard of your own blog at
    Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New
    The auto-save works there and the post will be Standard post format unless you change it.

    Do not create posts here > http://wordpress.com/#!/post/ where the auto-save is not working and where you are creating an Aside post format.

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