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3.2 Managing sound lists

Soundpad stores a working copy of the current sound list every 5 minutes, if there were changes, and once on application exit under %Appdata%\Leppsoft, which is equal to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Leppsoft.

Furthermore, Soundpad automatically creates daily backups of the sound list on application start and stores them for one week in the above directory. The backup date is stored in the filename in ISO 8601 date format, which is backup-soundlist-year-month-day.spl.

To restore a backup, close Soundpad, delete the working copy called soundlist.spl and rename the backup to soundlist.spl.

Besides the working copy and the backups you can create distinct lists.
The available options can be accessed from the File menu:
  • New sound list
  • Load sound list
  • Save sound list
  • Save sound list as...

After you've saved your sound list or loaded one, you will see the path and name of the list in the title of Soundpad. Whenever you change something in your list, you will see an asterisk in the title, which indicates, that there are unsaved changes.

Remember: Soundpad works with a copy of your actual list. So, all changes you do to it, are stored in the working copy. It might seem like they are saved in the loaded list as well, but this is not the case. To avoid a loss of data, save your list regularly.
You can also save the list by using the shortcut Ctrl+S.