When you are programming the most frustrating moments are when your IDE crashes and you lose several hours of work. Since I started programming in the DOS days when this was very common, subconsciously I keep pressing Ctrl-S (Save) every few minutes. I carry this habit even when I work in Excel/Word, even to this day. Even while doing this blog entry (I use Web UI to post) I keep copying the contents in to clipboard every few minutes.

Anyways I noticed a solution for this with Visual Studio 2005 through its AutoRecover option (Tools-Options-Environment-Autorecover). I am just wondering what took IDE vendors so long to do this!

Visual Studio 2005 Auto Save

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