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Vegas Pro: Change auto-save interval

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Tags:  Windows Applications

The default auto-save interval in Vegas Pro is 5 minutes. The default interval is reasonable, but it can be changed if required.

Changing Internal Preferences

In order to change the auto-save interval, you need to access Vegas Pro’s internal preferences which are hidden by default. Changing internal preferences is somewhat risky, which is obviously why they are hidden. When changing internal preferences it is better to keep a record of the items you have changed in something like a text file. Vegas shows the current value and the default value side by side for each item in internal preference, so if something goes wrong you should be able to change the value back to default. If you don’t remember which internal preference item was changed then you will be forced to reset all preferences, both internal and non-internal to default.

Coming back to the auto-save interval setting, changing this setting should be safe. But setting the interval too low can affect the performance of Vegas. 


Open the Options menu

Click preferences while holding down the shift key, or press SHIFT+P while the options menu is still visible

Vegas Pro Options menu with preferences highlighted

Click the Internal tab

Vegas Pro preferences window with internal tab highlighted

Search for the item you are looking for, in this case, autosave

Searching internal preferences for auto-save

Enter the new auto-save interval in milliseconds

Changing Vegas Pro auto-save interval

Here is a video showing all the steps