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Where Are My Plottr Files Saved?

Plottr saves your files where you tell it. This article covers important tips and considerations when ensuring your files are saved.

Plottr does not offer native syncing. The user maintains responsibility for where their files are stored.

Saving a New Project

When you begin a new project, you’ll need to save it. Do so by selecting Save as… in the File menu.

In the Save window, name your project and select exactly where you want it saved. This is where it’s important to decide whether you want your files saved in a local folder on your computer’s hard drive or in a folder that syncs with your preferred cloud-based service.

Local Drive vs Cloud Service

Saving your file in a location on your computer makes it easy to organize and access your projects. However, if anything happens to your hard drive, those files can be permanently lost.

Online cloud-based services provide added protection with backing up your files beyond your hard drive. Additionally, using a cloud service allows you to easily access the files from different devices and collaborate on the same files with other Plottr users.

Information on saving your files using popular cloud-based services can be found on their hosted sites:

I Saved My File but Now I Can’t Find It!

If you clicked Save rather than Save as…, or you closed your project and were prompted with the below option,

your file may be saved in a temporary folder. 

Retrieve it easily through the Plottr Dashboard. It should be listed as a Recent Project in your Files tab. Look for a file with ‘Untitled’ in the name. 

If that doesn’t work, check your Backups folders. Each date will contain the files you updated that day. 

Finally, you can use your computer’s search feature to look for “pltr”. It will pull all your files that use the .pltr extension. 

If you’re still having trouble locating your file, reach out to Plottr for support

Updated on May 18, 2021

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