How to find and create project backup files

Descript periodically creates backup files of your projects which can be accessed in the event that a project becomes corrupted or data is lost. You can access, create, and import project backups in a project by selecting Descript D icon.png > Help & feedback > Debug.

Descript editor with steps for opening the Debug menu

Accessing project backups on the desktop

  1. Open the project.
  2. At the top of your screen, select Descript D icon.png > Help & feedback > Debug > Open folder > Open Project Folder
  3. Here you will see a list of project backup files in the format: "Project Backup 1.debackup", "Project Backup 2.debackup", etc.

Manually creating project backups on the desktop

  1. Open the project.
  2. At the top of your screen, select Descript D icon.png > Help & feedback > Debug > Export project backup...
  3. Select the location on your computer where you want to save the backup file. We recommend saving the file to your desktop so you can easily retrieve it.
  4. Select Save.

Accessing project backups on the web

Please note:

Backups for projects edited on the web version of Descript are not stored locally and will permanently disappear if browser storage is cleared.

  1. Open the project.
  2. At the top of your screen, select Descript D icon.png > Help & feedback > Debug > View automatic backups
  3. Here you will see a list of project backup files in the format: "Project Backup 1.debackup", "Project Backup 2.debackup", etc.
  4. Click the download icon to download the backup file.

Importing a project backup into Descript

  1. Open or create a new project.
  2. At the top of your screen, select Descript D icon.png > Help & feedback > Debug > Import project backup...
  3. Locate and select the backup file, and click Import.
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