I was working using painter 2019, went to save my work, it ended up freezing with a grayed "saving to riff format" message, and would not respond to anything. When I opened painter again after that I had lost all my progress since my last save. Theres no bak file, but there is a tmp file, however, trying to open it results in "file cannot be opened". I have also checked the recovered files, and while previous recovered files are still there, there isn't one for this crash. Is there any way to open this tmp file, or is it just lost? Crashes seem quite frequent using P 2019, so im hoping there is a way to recover this still
Guess i shouldn't have opened a thread, after a little more digging I found the answer i was looking for in an older thread, https://community.coreldraw.com/talk/coreldraw_graphics_suite_x5/f/coreldraw-graphics-suite-x5/22751/how-does-one-opem-a-tmp-file-created-by-corel-in-a-crash--x5 . Just had to rename the tmp file to include .rif and it works :)
The issue of it crashing on save is reoccurring
I've not had the problem in my 2019- try resetting the program by holding down the Shift Key while starting the program.
If that doesn't work, for riff files try Save As or Iterative Save.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so8pHIRmr_4 might be useful too, if for no other reason than that it's video demonstration with a more contemporary version.
Thanks for the advice, I'll try that.
Upon some testing it seems to only crash when I use ctrl+s to save for some reason (but consistantly when doing so), which will probably take a little while to not to habitually, but not as bad as i was worried.
I'll post if resetting fixes the issue.