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DWF Overwrite Refusal

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04-14-2013 01:13 AM

I have one particular USB drive that refuses to allow DWF publish overwrites, and I'm at a loss as to why.  The message that appears onscreen is shown below:

 

File Currently Open.jpg

 

But the file isn't open anywhere else... AutoCAD is the only open program at the time.  If I try to output this same DWF to another drive where the file also exists I get the msg asking if i want to overwrite it... and life moves on.

 

Anyone have an idea of what I might have to change on this rogue drive to get it to behave properly?

 

AutoCAD 2014

Windows 7 64-bit

Problem drive:  HGST Touro Mobile 1TB 3.0 USB

 

Dave.

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Dave Hein, P.E.
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clemay
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Re: DWF Overwrite Refusal

04-14-2013 09:08 AM in reply to: heinsite

Can you save the dwf file in a different location and then copy and paste it in your USB drive?

C3D 2014 SP1
DELL Precision T3600
Intel Xeon E5-1650 @ 3.20GHz
NVIDIA QUADRO 4000 Dual Monitor
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heinsite
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Re: DWF Overwrite Refusal

04-14-2013 05:53 PM in reply to: clemay
Yes. No problem there. The other "solution" is to simply delete the file and continue with the save.

After more testing I'm becoming convinced this is something completely unique with this drive. It works fine in every other respect.

Dave.
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Dave Hein, P.E.
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heinsite
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Re: DWF Overwrite Refusal

04-15-2013 03:01 AM in reply to: heinsite
And it gets curiouser and curiouser... I've confirmed now that it only happens when AutoCAD tries to overwrite an existing DWF via the PUBLISH command. If I plot a single layout to a DWF that already exists the normal, "Do you want to overwrite", message comes up. Odd.

I've pretty much decided to simply use a different USB drive for AutoCAD work and relegate this weird one for other things.

Dave.
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Dave Hein, P.E.
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heinsite
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Re: DWF Overwrite Refusal

04-15-2013 06:35 PM in reply to: heinsite

I got a response from the drive manufacturer that said the error I was seeing was symtomatic of either a corrupted file or corruption on the drive.  Their suggestion was to reformat the drive and try again.

 

So I did that.  Problem solved.  The drive now perfoms normally.

 

Dave.

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Dave Hein, P.E.
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clemay
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Re: DWF Overwrite Refusal

04-16-2013 06:43 AM in reply to: heinsite

glad everything is working properly. 

C3D 2014 SP1
DELL Precision T3600
Intel Xeon E5-1650 @ 3.20GHz
NVIDIA QUADRO 4000 Dual Monitor
32 GB RAM / Win7 Pro 64-bit

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