Is it possible to recover lost screen recordings?

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I was recording my screen, I'd been doing this for about an hour or so today. Camtasia crashed on me, which isn't a huge problem because there's usually an option to recover the recording. This time, however, there wasn't. I tried quitting and re-opening the application, but it still didn't bring up a recovery option. Is there any way to find/recover the recording, or is it gone?

(I'm on a Mac, if this makes any difference).

Thank you!

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Joe Morgan

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On Windows I would check the Recorders temporary folder location. See if its still there.
This is where the active recording is stored until you save it.
You can change the location in the recorders toolbar under tool options.

This may be of little help? I don't know how Camtasia for Mac is set up.
I thought I'd suggest a place to start.
It may be a while before a Mac user responds.


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Thank you, knowing this I was able to search the temporary folders. Unfortunately I couldn't find the recording, but thank you for letting me know about the temp folders! Might come in handy if this happens again.
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You could also look here: 
~/Movies/Camtasia 2019/Temporary Recordings/