Photoshop: Suggestions to improve Auto-Recover

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Auto-recover is a necessary component in any modern studio-level software package and an appreciated feature in Photoshop, but the UX of the feature in Photoshop is egregiously bad.

Here are some angry rhetorical questions about how it could be better:
  • Why does it auto-delete the files on successful close rather than archive them? How about don't delete them!
  • Why does is not keep a backup after force-quitting through task manager - even if conditions which should trigger it have been met? How about ALWAYS keep an auto-recover file?
  • Why not keep them even if the software is closed properly? HINT: Do it!
  • Why does PS not provide an option in the file open dialogue to recover backed up files?
  • Why not prompt the user to delete them if the auto-recover directory reaches a certain size or after a period of time, or disk capacity threshold, or just prompt them in SOME capacity that it will be deleted automatically?
  • Why not use the the same directory as the file location, similar to to Flash/Animate, and append the file name similarly? HINT: Make it easy to use and not bad.
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