Photoshop: Last documents list problem

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My recent documents list doesn't work. That's because my Photoshop is opened 24/7 and closed only after it crashes. As I got this list saves only when the program closed properly. But it closed mostly because of crashes, so I have no this option at all :D
May be it's worth to save it time by time when program is working? as idea
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Weasly Grizzly

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Howdy Weasly,

Yes, Photoshop only writes out the Recent Documents when it closes "nicely."  If you wait until a crash, you will lose your list of recent docs.

For this feature to work right, given your work setup, you'll need to close PS once in a while instead of only post-crashing.  In any event, you really shouldn't leave ANY memory intensive app open 24/7 cuz otherwise you're kinda asking for a crash from even the tiniest of memory leaks...such as found frequently in web browsers named after a shiny metal finish...8-)

Hope that helps,
David
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Yeah, I know. But I'm ok with crashes and, you know, like a "may be I'm not alone, who leaves it opened all the time". I'm working with lots of documents and it's easy to start from what I did in previous day, when I see, what's on the screen))
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Would it make you feel better if I told you that when I'm working in PS, I'm the very same way?  8-)

Unfortunately, however, it really is good for most any app to get a "rest" periodically, so it can release any memory or other resources it may be "hording" -- that applies to Photoshop as well as Excel, Powerpoint, Chrome, Civilization, etc...
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> I'm working with lots of documents and it's easy to start from what I did in previous day, when I see, what's on the screen))>

Is it the History (live and available to continue to undo and redo) that you're after when you leave all these files open? I use Notes, but that's not the same thing as a live undo.

Otherwise, the Recent Files panel  can hold your documents to reopen, giving you that visual reminder of what you had open, if that's all you're after—although it doesn't let us open more than one at a time, which would be nice to be able to do. I would love to be able to customize the Recent Files list—I want to be able to individually delete files so the ones I want to keep don't get driven off when I set it to only hold a paltry 30. I'm not holding my breath. <G>

I don't want to save something so volatile the way you do, because the important files that I opened after the last automatic save would be lost to the crash, rendering the effort gone into programming that feature pretty useless.

I've also always been told that saving Preferences during a session is problematic. A lot of people have wanted it because they've worked on creating assets like Layer Styles or Actions, only to lose them all with a crash. Just guessing here, but that would be an even better reason to save our prefs during a session, if they were going to do something like that.