Thanks for the solution.
I deleted the files and folders in c:\programdata\Autodesk\Content Service\Service and now it's working.
Now I've one more question, why I can't see and use Autodesk Seek in Content Explorer from AutoCAD 2012 French ?
I've install something else ?
The behavior you are seeing is as designed. If you install a non-English version of AutoCAD the Seek provider is not available. This is because the Autodesk Seek site (and content) is not translated to languages other than English. I am interested to hear your opinion on whether it should be included even though the content itself may not be the correct language or units of measure. Would you still find that provider useful in Content Explorer?
Thanks for this explanation. I understand better now.
But it's very pity that French users can't access to the shared drawings or bib symbols.
Autodesk SEEK don't need to be translate. We can use the bib symbols by changing scale et unit before to use the bib symbols.
I've got the same problem, but none of your solutions can fix it.
Home folder in Autodesk Content Explorer is empty:
Detail window says:
There is no Server folder in "C:\programdata\Autodesk\Content Service\".
As for Autodesk Content Service, even though ACE Configure Settings (above) says it's installed and running, Windows XP administrative tools indicates it **** stopped, (startup type - automatic). When trying to start it - another error message says: "The Autodesk Content Service service on Local Computer started and then stopped."
(please find attached bigger image).
PC: Windwos XP, SP3, IE8.
Content Service HotFix1 applied.
The location of the index is different for Windows XP and Server 2003. You can find it here:
"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\Content Service". Delete the "Server" folder and then restart the service. Hopefully this resolves your issue.
Administrative Console has no 'locals' as well:
Looking at the images you provided it seems like the machine "Paulius2" has the Public version of the service installed. You can tell by the icon which shows a network icon instead of a home icon. Did you uninstall the Content Service and then use the AutoCAD installer (tools & utilities) to re-install the service?
When you reinstall the Service there are two options. Public which is to be installed on network machines that share content with many users. Watch folders for a public install need to be set as windows shares and that is why you are not seeing the file system when you try to add a watch folder. Personal is the version that is installed by default when AutoCAD is installed. This is the version you need to install so that you can index and search the files on your machine.
Uninstall the Content Service (you don't need to uninstall ACAD), start the ACAD installer, go to Tools & Utilities, Select the Content Service, expand the drop down and choose the Personal option. After that you should be able to select your watch folders and be up and running.
This thread helped me resolve most of the issues with Content Manager, however I cannot access content within the drawings themselves, including the sample ones. When I right click on a drawing icon and select properties I get the following:
All the drawing icons have an exclamation mark over them.