|AutoSAVE - ACAD2005
How do I find and use the files created by AutoSave?
By default the
files created by AutoSave are stored in a temporary file folder. You
can determine the folder name by selecting the Options command
from the Tools menu. Next, select the Files tab. Click
the '+' sign next to Automatic Save File Location. The complete
path will be shown.
Once you've located the folder that contains the AutoSave files you'll
need to decipher the file names. Below is the format used by the
AutoSave function in naming the files.
drawing name_AutoCAD session number_MDE Window number_random number.sv$
drawing name is the original
AutoCAD session number is the
sequentially numbered session of the program running concurrently on the
system (if there is more than one session running).
MDE Window number is the
sequentially numbered open drawing in the program (if there is more than
one drawing open).
random number is a random number
generated by the program.
is the file
extension AutoCAD assigns to all AutoSave files.
Let's say you are looking for the AutoSave file for a drawing
E-201.dwg. You have determined that
the AutoSave Folder is C:\Temp.
Your AutoSave file will be something like
To open the AutoSave file you'll need to rename the file so that it has
DWG extension. Once you've located the file, just highlight it,
right-click and select Rename
from the list. At the very least, change the sv$ to dwg. At this point
you can move the file to a different folder or open it.
Note: The BAK file can also be useful in
recovering drawings. The BAK file will have the same name as the
drawing file, but with a bak extension. Use the procedure described
above to rename the BAK file to a DWG file before opening it. The BAK
files are located in the same directory as the DWG file you are working