Whiteboard document recovery (Windows-only)
Whiteboard for Windows has a built-in document recovery feature in the case the app crashes while in a session. To better manage this situation, make sure to enable autosave within your settings.
- Sign into Whiteboard for Windows, if you haven't already.
- Select on the right-side of the Title bar.
- Go to the Technical settings tab.
- In the Autosave section, select Enable.
- In the dropdown, select between autosave options:
- After launching Whiteboard.
- When idling on the canvas.
Autosave runs every 10 minutes. This can't be modified.
Once enabled, you can rest assured that even if the Whiteboard app crashes, you will be able to recover your progress to the most recent autosave point.
What to do when Whiteboard crashes
In the case the Whiteboard app crashes:
- Ensure autosave is enabled.
- If you find that Whiteboard has become unusable (the app has become unresponsive):
- Option 1:
- Go to the Windows Taskbar.
- Right-click/long-press the Whiteboard icon.
- Select Restart app.
- Option 2:
- Open Windows Task Manager (hotkey: + + ).
- Under Apps, select Whiteboard for Windows.
- Select End Task.
- Option 1:
- If you have force-closed Whiteboard for Windows or it crashed, open the app again.
- On launching Whiteboard, the recovered file will open.
- If you have enabled the Stay signed in feature, wait for Whiteboard to automatically sign you in. If you haven't, sign in manually with your myViewBoard credentials.
- Save the recovered file. Use Save as function to save this file in your desired file location.
Don't be afraid to sign in after opening the recovered file. After sign-in completion, the recovered file will remain open in the app.