Welcome to GS 3.1. Here's what I do: after I create or open a pallette and then make a change I save as xxx safe 1. Then after another change I save as xxx safe 2. After every single change I do this so I'm only one version behind if I crash and everything is wiped out. When I open the last good version I immediatly save as the next number and try again with the last change that caused the crash and save again with the next number. There are other ways but at least with this you don't lose tons of work.
You can also export your patch list into text files so you have all the sample names as another precaution.
Do they know that for their "great" software, in fact the end users paid heavy price on frustrations, times, disappointments, as well as lost many great creative ideas. How can we value all that and more...?
This bug is killing me. I've wasted more time trying to back up and reload everything everyday on several machines while trying to work.
Tascam if you are reading this....fix this damn bug right away. How can I work as a professional if my equpiment doesn't?