Saving and recovering a draft

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Hi. I need some help.
I've saved a draft of a long post I was writing but now can't find how to recover that draft.
The Disk icon near the top of the post offers me two option: Save draft or Delete draft.
Where is the Load previously saved Draft?
 

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You shouldn't need to load it - it should be just there. Unless you wrote another post in the same thread, in which case it overwrote your draft and you've lost it, I'm afraid. If that isn't the case, go to the thread and try refreshing the page - sometimes I find that brings up a draft.
 
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If that isn't the case, go to the thread and try refreshing the page - sometimes I find that brings up a draft.
@Ibix is correct. If that doesn't work, try flushing your browser cache, or rebooting your computer.
 
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@Ibix and @anorlunda,

Thank you for your replies.

I wrote a long post but couldn't finish it, so I saved a draft for later. Then I posted a short comment just to say I would write more tomorrow.

You're telling me the draft has been overwritten? There's words for this but I probably shouldn't use them.

Just so it doesn't happen again. Is there some place where I can save drafts? The moment I need to use some LaTeX my total editing time goes up to about an hour per post and I can't always find an hour to sit at the computer in a single run.

I suppose I can just copy the text and paste it in some other software on my PC like Notepad. However, the rich text format used here like Bold and Superscript will still get ripped up and the quotes from other people's post are of a totally unknown coding.

I've put a like and a sad response on your posts. I'm grateful for advice, that's the like. I'm sad for the answer, that's the sad. I hope the like hasn't been overwritten.
 
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It's gone, I'm afraid. The draft function is useful if you switch devices or if you are interrupted, so you can come back to a post. But it's not a proper "save" function like in a word processor.

If you want to copy and paste a post into a text editor you can switch the comment editor to plain text mode (button next to the draft button, looks like a pair of square brackets), and all markup will be shown as BBCode. That's all plain text and can be copied backwards and forwards without a problem.
 
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