Recovering Corrupted Final Draft Files
Considering how often I’ve heard reports of Final Draft crashing or corrupting files, it’s astonishing to me that people still recommend it. Sure, it had it’s heyday as the de facto screenwriting software, but there are now so many better solutions, my favourite of which is Fade In. But, if you are still in the Final Draft paradigm, what to do if you suffer disaster and you end up with a corrupted file? That’s what happened to Helen Shang, writer on TV shows like Hawai Five-0 and Hannibal. Luckily, she managed to find an automatic backup generated by Final Draft, and she shared how to find it on Twitter:
On FD 10, you go to Tools on the toolbar, then click Options at the bottom. Under the General tab, there should be an Auto-backup section. Then click "Open Backup Folder." I definitely did not know about this until some deep Googling, LOL.
— Helen "Krampus #1 Fan" Shang (@helenshang) March 20, 2018