SnagIt Version 2018 - How do I find my unsaved .snag images on my hard drive?

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I would have bet my last dollar that in previous versions of SnagIt that you could locate .snag files on your local drive. Am I losing my mind? 
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Sandy Kotes

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Posted 2 years ago

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Rick Grunwald

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Losing your mind? No more than the rest of us in here
Unsaved snags are supposed to be in the datastore folder which is located at "C:\Users\YOUR LOGIN\AppData\Local\TechSmith\Snagit\DataStore" unless you have moved it. Anything that you saved will be gone from the datastore folder
If stuff is missing from the LIBRARY, go to the datastore folder and load up any files that end in SNAG and it will put them back
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Achyuth Krishna

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Yes. it worked !!!
 Anyone can get these unsaved files from 
"C:\Users\YOUR LOGIN\AppData\Local\TechSmith\Snagit\DataStore"  which are stored  in .SNAG format, which will be able to open in SnagIT.
Thanks for help.

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Rick Grunwald

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Remember it is temporary storage so ... keep it backed up. Make a backup folder in My documents (assuming you backup that folder and add a symlink to all your favorite appdata settings  for example
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temporarily stored for how long?
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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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There is no time limit; Snagit does not automatically clear out the captures in the Snagit library or anything like that.

I think Rick's point was: if you back up the files in your Documents folder on a regular basis, remember that your Snagit DataStore folder will not be included in that backup. So if those Snagit captures are important to you, be sure to include the DataStore folder in your routine backups. Or move the DataStore location to a folder that you routinely back up. 
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Rick Grunwald

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Using the backup feature within the snagit editor is not a bad idea even beyond a system backup of the folder especially if you are moving the database