re: How can I set the layer order that I want it to be, not as it was originally created ... when I start up?
The only place you can change the Layer order is in the Design Director. Those changes will not be reflected anywhere else; i.e. Properties dialog, Property toolbar, etc. You can select one layer or a selection of layers in the DD
, then drag-n-drop them elsewhere in the list.
If there's a crash, the changes may be in a Autosave file (~tc0.asv, etc.) or the regular file (if you did a physical Save before problems started to happen). The ASV files in the Autosave folder can be opened through "File / Open" with the "All Files" setting.
Designer, Deluxe, (Professional, Expert, Basic), Platinum
Windows 10 Pro (1803), 64-bit