The article below will link out to a variety of different ways of backing up or moving projects so that you can get what you need done.
Thank you, Norm. But what I need to know is how to bypass the auto saving function and manually save a project. What happens is this:
-I begin a new project in Final Cut X
-After a certain amount of time the entire computer crashes
-a restart is performed
-I get back to Final Cut and the project file shows a yellow triangle symbol with an exclamation point
-the project is empty and there is no record of it anywhere
-the project has NOT been automatically saved
Until I can get the OS to perform properly I need to manually save project files.
But, in their infinite wisdom, the software engineers have removed the all-important “save” and “save as” options… They have, once again, “fixed” something that was not broken to a point where it is now broken.