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trouble using an autosave plugin
So, I'm trying to use this autosave plugin. I downloaded the file and unzipped it and put the .py file into the GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\python folder. But when I opened GIMP, I can't find anything that says "auto-save" or something like it. According to the author, it should be in the "menu-image-bar under '<Image>/Extensions/Plugins-Python/File'". I don't know where this is and I can't find it. Please help, I don't know much about coding, GIMP or anything relevant in general.
First the location for plugins. These go in your Gimp profile C:\Users\"yourname"\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins That is a Windows hidden folder. Check with

Move the file from ....\GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\python to there. Example:

[Image: jiLW3wh.jpg]

A couple of screenshots that might help. (1) Autosave will be greyed-out unless there is an open image (2) Minimise (or keep open) but do not close (3) Set a 'Save folder' I set the desktop just so I can see the plugin in action) GIMP Message can be closed (4) Set the other parameters and Start. (5) You can stop before the requested number is complete (6) GIMP Message can be closed.
Just spent one hour trying to figure out the code (it doesn't ru on my Linux either). It uses some kind of small database file to keep the config data, and this doesn't work on my Linux (there are several different types of DB and it cannot figure out the one). Did you try to get in touch with the author(s)?
The OP has the plugin in the wrong place Wink It does work in my kubuntu 18.04 / Gimp 2.10.14 - tried it there before digging out a Win VM

It includes that autosave_a folder and the autosave.cfg file but looks like you need to set some other Save folder. Outputs files BU-ID1-filename-1.xcf ..... BU-ID1-filename-5.xcf All looks a bit flakey to me.
Thanks guys. I put the file into the appropriate folder and it works now.

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