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Timothy_Dike
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Is there a way to start AutoCAD without the recovery manager?

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04-09-2010 01:41 PM
Tried to open a complex 3D file with 2011 and crashed AutoCAD. Now I can not get it to get beyond 29% before it crashes again. I suspect it is trying to load the crashed file in the recovery manager. Is there a way to just get AutoCAD to start in something like safemode to get beyond the error?
*Tony Tanzillo
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Re: Is there a way to start AutoCAD without the recovery manager?

04-09-2010 02:10 PM in reply to: Timothy_Dike
Does your file open in AutoCAD 2010 or any earlier release?

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Tried to open a complex 3D file with 2011 and crashed AutoCAD. Now I can not get
it to get beyond 29% before it crashes again. I suspect it is trying to load the
crashed file in the recovery manager. Is there a way to just get AutoCAD to
start in something like safemode to get beyond the error?
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Timothy_Dike
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Re: Is there a way to start AutoCAD without the recovery manager?

04-09-2010 05:01 PM in reply to: Timothy_Dike
I can not open it in 2010, but I can audit and recover it. Two errors reported fixed. However it crashes on load. I was finally able to get 2011 to load after restarting the computer. File maybe trashed, but I do have a backup of it.

I have had this happen before with a previous version and had to reinstall to get past it. So I would still like to know if there is a startup option to bypass the recovery manager. Maybe a command line option that will get me back into AutoCAD without trying to present me with recovery options right off the bat.
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george.drayton
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Re: Is there a way to start AutoCAD without the recovery manager?

04-12-2010 12:14 AM in reply to: Timothy_Dike
Instead of OPENing the file try using the RECOVER command then save under a new name. An alternative is to try to INSERT thep roblem file into a "clean" template.
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Timothy_Dike
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Re: Is there a way to start AutoCAD without the recovery manager?

04-12-2010 06:06 AM in reply to: Timothy_Dike
Thank you George, but as I mentioned in my previous post. I have already tried to audit and recover the file. I have a backup, and have already managed to start AutoCAD. What I am looking for is a startup option that will bypass the dwg recovery manager for situations like this where a bad file will prevent a start.
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Modman_4
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Re: Is there a way to start AutoCAD without the recovery manager?

04-12-2010 07:21 AM in reply to: Timothy_Dike
Read up on your RECOVERYMODE system variable.
I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:
*Nathan
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Re: Is there a way to start AutoCAD without the recovery manager?

04-12-2010 08:15 AM in reply to: Timothy_Dike
?
Just close the recovery manager?
You don't need to proceed with Recovery, it just lists the drawings
available from a crash.

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Thank you George, but as I mentioned in my previous post. I have already
tried to audit and recover the file. I have a backup, and have already
managed to start AutoCAD. What I am looking for is a startup option that
will bypass the dwg recovery manager for situations like this where a bad
file will prevent a start.
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Timothy_Dike
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Registered: ‎03-13-2006
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Re: Is there a way to start AutoCAD without the recovery manager?

04-13-2010 08:33 AM in reply to: Timothy_Dike
Bingo, that's what I was looking for. The recovery info that AutoCAD was trying to load on startup was preventing me from starting without crashing. So I wanted to be able to start without loading that info. Next time I have a nasty crash like that, I will just do a quick registry edit and restart. I would have preferred a command line option, but this will work. Thanks. Edited by: Timothy_Dike on Apr 13, 2010 10:33 AM

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