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suzamata
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AutoCAD LT 2014 is converting files to 'read-only' after saving.

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10-01-2013 09:23 AM

I installed LT 2014 two days ago. It seemed to be going smoothly, but yesterday I realized that every file that is saved in AutoCAD LT2014 is converted to read-only. This happens whether I am saving locally to my computer or to the network server. I still have my old copy of LT 2007 installed, and tested the issue out with the old program, which opens and saves without a problem. I checked to make sure the 2014 LT dialogue box for opening files was not toggled to 'open as read-only'. I've checked my file permissions in Windows. Please help, this is a bummer. 

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pendean
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Re: AutoCAD LT 2014 is converting files to 'read-only' after saving.

10-01-2013 09:36 AM in reply to: suzamata
Is it actually setitng each file's properties as 'read-only' in Windows (thus locking it from editing by any other program, even LT2007)?

or does LT2014 simply not let you save the file and throw up a 'file locked' error message?

or LT2014 will not let you open a file saying it is locked but you can open the same exact file just fine in LT2007?

AND... are yous etting the file save format by default to 2007?
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suzamata
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10-01-2013 09:56 AM in reply to: pendean

"Is it actually setitng each file's properties as 'read-only' in Windows (thus locking it from editing by any other program, even LT2007)?"

 

--Yes, I can open, save, and close a file in LT 2007. Then, open the same file, save, and close it in LT 2014. After that, I get an 'file is in use or read- only' message when opening in both 2007 and 2014.

 

.."or does LT2014 simply not let you save the file and throw up a 'file locked' error message?"

 

--I can open it once in LT 2014 and save it. Then it locks. 

"AND... are you setting the file save format by default to 2007?"

 

--My files are set to save to 2000 LT format. 

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pendean
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Re: AutoCAD LT 2014 is converting files to 'read-only' after saving.

10-02-2013 05:05 AM in reply to: suzamata
AFAIK no software program can lock a file in the operating system like that, let alone LT2014.

LT2007's message is more likely consistent with LT2014 leaving behind DWL or DWL2 files: LT2014 is not correctly closing perhaps? It's still open and holding on to your files? To confirm, select one of these 'locked' files in WIndows Explorer, right-click, select PROPERTIES and see if the ATTRIBUTES>READ ONLY box is checked or not.
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10-02-2013 11:33 AM in reply to: suzamata
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Re: AutoCAD LT 2014 is converting files to 'read-only' after saving.

10-02-2013 11:43 AM in reply to: suzamata
So restarting your computer does not release these 'locked' files to LT2007 to use?
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10-02-2013 11:54 AM in reply to: suzamata

Rebooting does not help -- I can only open 'read-only, in both LT 2007 and LT 2014.

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Re: AutoCAD LT 2014 is converting files to 'read-only' after saving.

10-02-2013 01:46 PM in reply to: suzamata
Two things to try:
- First, do this: http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2012/07/the-easiest-way-to-reset-autocad.html
- If that did not help, create a new Windows User profile with Admin Rights and test 2014 and 2007 to see if you can replicate the issue.
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10-02-2013 02:14 PM in reply to: pendean

Okay, I reset LT 2014 to default settings, unfortunately it didn't help. I'm running my computer as an administator already. 

 

The problem does seem to occur only when I am saving to the network using LT2014. I can save locally to my hard drive with no problems in LT 2014. I've been running LT2007 all day long without a hitch, so this issue is with LT2014 only.

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Re: AutoCAD LT 2014 is converting files to 'read-only' after saving.

10-02-2013 02:51 PM in reply to: suzamata

suzamata wrote:

 

 

The problem does seem to occur only when I am saving to the network using LT2014. I can save locally to my hard drive with no problems in LT 2014.


then this could be a problem with your network

There are several potential causes for this problem:

  1. Client computers that are significantly faster than the server
  2. Virus software configuration
  3. Heavy  network traffic
  4. Server is overloaded with other tasks at the time of the problem
  5. Outdated network adapter drivers
  6. Incorrect network adapter driver settings
  7. Intermittent connectivity (switch, hub, router, cable)

Suggestions for resolving this problem:

  1. Upgrade the server.
  2. Put the file server on the same subnet as the client machines.
  3. Use a dedicated file server.
  4. Update network adapter drivers.
  5. Verify that all network settings are correct.
  6. Exclude real-time file scanning of Autodesk files types on the server.
  7. If  using third-party network software, ensure that it is up-to-date.
  8. Ensure that the drawing is not set as read-only.
  9. Ensure that the drawing is not in use by somebody else.

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