I am using the latest nightlies. I was working on a project this morning, saved it and exited from Kicad. Later I downloaded today’s nightly (April 2) and re-started Kicad. On the same PC. Win 10, 64 bit pro. I went to “Recently opened” and opened what I had been working on. It showed me a version of the project from about 2 weeks ago! Yikes! I looked at the .pro file and I can’t see how it associates the schematics. The .pro file has an old date stamp. The .sch files have today’s date stamp. How come? If I open the schematics one at a time (not as a project), I see some of my recent edits, but not all- some appear to have been lost. I spend almost as much time in Notepad++ looking at files as I do in Kicad. Is there a description somewhere of how a “project” file finds the other files? After a while there is a lot of “bloat” in the project directory. I have 40 or so files and about a dozen sub-directories. I have saved the .bak files every time Kicad seems to go off the rails.
By and large I like V5, the number of times it crashes seems to be going down- maybe once or twice a day rather than once or twice an hour, so that is progress. But having the project revert is scary.
Any thoughts on how to restore a project that has a split personality like this?