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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Who can help me try to save an AutoCad drawing?

I was working with it and it froze. I can’t open it up again and was wondering if anyone can try and open it in your AutoCad 14+ to see if you can load it. Let me know if you can help me. Thanks :]

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2 Responses to “Who can help me try to save an AutoCad drawing?”
  1. guru says:

    Can you restart your computer?
    If not, you have to get-it fixed!
    If yes, at the bottom right, click on start, in there go to search, the system will ask you what do you want to search
    Click all files and folders
    Then the system will ask for part of the name (the name of that drawing)
    I generally use *.dwg because the AutoCAD files are dwg extension, or .bak.
    There is a place to indicate what drive if it not C drive, so you don’t search all over for that file.

    The file that has that drawing name .bak is what was last saved, before the crash.
    Check if the .dwg file works because it is more up to date, if not open the .bak file by changing its extension. Delete the original dwg file, I change its name so it remains recoverable, ie. Dw2 so the AutoCAD will not recognize it.

    And that should do!
    Hope this properly answers your question

  2. Maurizio says:

    1) See in menu File if exist Utility drawing > Recover and try use it for import your damage drawing.
    2) I have Autodesk Map 3D 2010, with this version I can attach a closed dwg from disk and make a query for import all entity in my current drawing, without open your drawing. Many times this method permit recover drawing.
    If you can found a Map copy, try it query or send me your drawing and I can try to restore it.

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