Over a 100-line of code gone

Tell us what’s happening:
Describe your issue in detail here.

Good day Free Code Camp,

Thanks for your effort on our growth in this path,

Can we please get “AutoSave” on the new code editor, my pc force shut down and over a 100 line of code was gone on project for the second time. I felt weakened all of a sudden.

1 Like

There are two different types of saved progress for Free Code Camp: your profile and your browser cache.

A list of your completed challenges is saved to your account in the FCC database. You can see the list of completed challenges by looking at your public portfolio. With a growing curriculum already over 1,400 lessons and a community of millions of people, FCC does not store every solution to every challenge in its database. There are some challenges which are classified as projects required for certifications. Your solutions to those can be viewed on your settings page.

Your in-editor code is saved in your browser’s local storage. Recent in-progress code from the challenge editor is also saved in your local browser cache when you run tests. If you are completing lessons and do not see your recent code, then your local storage has been cleared or something is preventing FCC from writing to your browser’s storage. This could be a browser setting, a privacy extension, or a browser version incompatibility. Especially as you get to more complicated challenges that may take multiple sessions, I strongly recommend saving your in-progress work outside of the browser cache.

This is a good opportunity to learn the ins and outs of your GitHub account, but you can also just save locally or use a service like repl.it which allows for versioning.


Can I use VSCode? And then when I’m done paste everything back to FCC 's editor?

HI @4OreosfromHeaven !

Sure, that’s fine.

Okay thank you. I had just lost some lines not as much as @Oluvicki though.

This topic was automatically closed 182 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.