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TatumGressette1814
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Restore from bak file

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03-08-2010 02:57 PM
I have renamed a .bak file with a new name and changed the .bak to a .dwg extension. File type listed in Explorer is not changing from bak, nor will renamed file open.
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Restore from bak file

03-08-2010 03:08 PM in reply to: TatumGressette1814
You need to turn on file extensions in Windows Explorer in order to see an
change them: they are by default hidden.

Windows Explorer>Tools>Folder Options, look for a list in one of the tabs or
areas. Tap Windows Help if needed.

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TatumGressette1814
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Re: Restore from bak file

03-08-2010 07:22 PM in reply to: TatumGressette1814
Dear Dean Thank you for helping. The file was compounded by a .bak.dwg extension. I have it open but all I see is a small dot. I have tried everything I know to scale it up. I have zoomed extents, erased the screen after removing the dot and it still will not scale up. Plse help a little more. This was the same problem with the original dwg file so we went to a bak to restore it. Thanks Tatum
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garethspencer7399
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Re: Restore from bak file

03-09-2010 02:16 AM in reply to: TatumGressette1814
Tatumgressette1814,

Have you tried looking in for the drawing in the location on your computer where it save all 'Automatic Saves', which is general in your C:\documents and settings\garsp\local settings\temp. Note the 'garsp' is my username yours will be different. You can also find this link under the tool menu then options, select the files tab, then under the 'Automatic Save File Location' you will find a path copy and paste that into the address bar then just scroll through you should find .dwg, .bak files in there.

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*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Restore from bak file

03-09-2010 05:07 AM in reply to: TatumGressette1814
Zoom>Window

>>>...This was the same problem with the original dwg file ...<<<
Your file is empty if that is true: dwg file size? Post it if you want.

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TatumGressette1814
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Re: Restore from bak file

03-09-2010 04:13 PM in reply to: TatumGressette1814
Hope you can see the small dot. It is definitely there, like an over scaled image.
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Restore from bak file

03-10-2010 05:16 AM in reply to: TatumGressette1814
zoom extents is all I did.

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bakdraft
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Re: Restore from bak file

03-10-2010 05:17 AM in reply to: TatumGressette1814
Go to 3d views then topview, same result

Edited by: bakdraft on Mar 10, 2010 1:17 PM Edited by: bakdraft on Mar 10, 2010 1:19 PM
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Charles_Shade
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Re: Restore from bak file

03-10-2010 05:23 AM in reply to: TatumGressette1814
I did a Zoom > Extents and deleted 4-5 "dots" on the left of my screen and then a crossing deletion of a "dot(s)" on the right side. Another Zoom > Extents and got this. Might be luck that this drawing was not one of the "dots" I deleted.
Is this the missing drawing?
These "dots" were about a Parsec away from the drawing. ;-)
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Modman_4
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Re: Restore from bak file

03-10-2010 10:15 AM in reply to: TatumGressette1814
...why, that's only 1/12th of the record for the Kessel run. piece of cake...;-)
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:

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