ELAN allows you to create automatic backup copies. To create backups, do the following:
Click on the time interval after which ELAN should create the backup, e.g., after every 20 Minutes.
A checkmark appears next to the selected time interval. From now on ELAN will automatically create a backup copy into the same directory as where the original file can be found. It will be saved with the extension
opening such a file, rename its extension to .eaf instead of
Automatic backups can only be made after a file has been saved! If you did not save your file before, a warning window will be shown when the backup should be made for the first time, urging you to save the file first.