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What are these giant files in ~/Library/Autosave Information/?

In my ~/Library/Autosave Information/ folder on 10.7, I have some fairly routine-looking files—a few unsaved scratch documents in applications that use Autosave, and accompanying plists for those ...
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Applications occasionally start showing “The document could not be autosaved” dialogs

Every now and then, some application (usually TextEdit) starts showing dialogs like this when I try to close or save any document: The document “2.txt” could not be autosaved. Your changes ...
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Why does my Macbook Pro try to shut down when I leave it unattended?

When I close the lid of my Macbook Pro (Lion), it goes to sleep, which is good: it powers down without closing my applications. But if I just leave the computer unattended for a while without closing ...
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The document “x” could not be saved. You don’t have permission

I am getting the following error: The document could not be saved. You don't have permission The error is not helpful at all because it does not point to where I don't have permission. To save ...
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Where does Lion's autosave feature save past versions?

I just plugged in a USB stick, edited a text file a few times, and found that I could browse through the revision history of the file, even though it's on an external drive. Are these revisions saved ...
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How to completely disable auto-save and versions in Mac OS X Lion?

I hate the automatic saving and versioning in Mac OS X Lion. Is there a way to completely turn it off? (This has been asked before here, but the answer and the linked article are completely wrong, ...
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Is there a way to turn off autosave feature in Lion OS X?

How can I turn off the autosave feature on all applications in lion?
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Unsaved Files in OS X Lion

Where do unsaved files go in Lion? I quit TextEdit without saving since I had no intention of saving, but with autosave the file still got save somewhere since when I reopen TextEdit the file I was ...
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Can I change how often Lion's “Versions” feature saves files?

Is it possible to change Versions' save frequency? For some kind of work, one hour's worth of work is too much to lose!
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Which text editors take advantage of Lion's Versions feature?

I've been a fervent user of Textmate for many a year, and I hope to continue to be one. However, the versions feature of OSX seems like a great and easy to use idea. I'm mostly doing HTML, CSS and ...