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1254030 - When using the ‘Autosave’ option, where does Crystal Report saves the report?


  • Autosave option has been selected
  • Cannot find the saved copy of the report

Reproducing the Issue

  • Go to File >Options
  • Select the Reporting tab
  • Check the option ‘Autosave report after’
  • Specify the time (in minutes)




The report is saved in either:

c:\docs and settings\user\local settings\temp

or under

c:\documents and settings\user depending on the different platform


If the Autosave feature runs before a name has been assigned to the report, than the temporary copy will be named, for example, Report1.autosave.rpt where Report1 is the current temporary report name assigned by Crystal Reports.

If the report had previously been saved and named then it would appear as Name.autosave.rpt where Name is the name assigned by the user.


autosave, crystal, reports, options, temp, rpt, folder, user , 2888327 , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Problem


SAP Crystal Reports XI