New to KiCad.
I was working off an existing schematic originally built with Altium. I converted it to KiCad using the online tool Altium -> KiCad converter
Not knowing much about the file structure of KiCad I opened up the schematic file and started working… there was a warning about it being KiCad 5 file (I’m using 6.0.9) which said would be updated on save. I clicked save and it didn’t throw any errors.
I’ve been working on this file for a few days, clicking save and thinking all good. Then I opened up another schematic file just now, it asked if I wanted to save the file I’ve been working on… click yes.
New file opens I take a look, close, then go back to the file I was working on. When I open from the Finder on Mac it throws and error something like “Well this is embarrassing, the file you were working on has not been saving properly”.
I think I clicked “Recover” then got the following warning which I screenshot:
Then it threw a couple more errors which I saved to a .log:
18:26:47: Impossible to get permissions for file ‘/Users/removed/Downloads/altium2kicad/_autosave-nrf52840_qiaa_config6-SchDoc.kicad_sch’ (error 2: No such file or directory)
18:26:47: File ‘/Users/removed/Downloads/altium2kicad/_autosave-nrf52840_qiaa_config6-SchDoc.kicad_sch’ couldn’t be renamed ‘/Users/removed/Downloads/altium2kicad/nrf52840_qiaa_config6-SchDoc.kicad_sch’ (error 0: Undefined error: 0)
When the file finally opens it looks like the original file, with no changes from the last few days.
After searching the forum I’m wondering if it’s because I haven’t been “properly” working on it in a KiCad project? Does anyone have any suggestions of how I might be able to recover my work?
Thanks in advance