Backup File(s) (⌃B) – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

Backup File(s) (control-B)

This command is contained in a “local” menu, so some sort of editor or list window. It’s found in the

Project Audio Browser

Select an audio file at the “top” level. Choose “Backup File(s)”. A copy of the file is created in the same location as the original. A file named 

 12-8 Acoustic Strum 01.caf

is duplicated as

 12-8 Acoustic Strum 01.caf dup

The duplicated files do not show up in the browser list. If your project is a “bundle” you have to hunt down the project and dive in via the Finder.

I’m not sure about this yet.

The same function, different command name (‘Create Backup’) exists in the Audio File Editor. A backup file gets created with the same trailing ‘dup’. There is a ‘Revert to Backup’ command that will (probably) replace the current audio file with the singular backup file. Apparently only one backup can be created in this manner.

I guess it’s probably a good idea to create a simple backup before doing any kind of processing on the file itself. It is destructive editing, so….