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dmCCAD
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Recover sv$ (autosave) files

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10-31-2010 10:57 AM

How can I find the "tmp" folder where autocad allocates the autosave files so that I can recover one after a sudden crash?

I just can't find the folder in finder!

 

Thanx

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maxim_k
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Re: Recover sv$ (autosave) files

10-31-2010 11:46 AM in reply to: dmCCAD

Hi,

you can find "autosaved" files in "/private/tmp/", because tmp is just an alias (link) to this folder. Also note, that private folder is "hidden folder", so you have to enable Finder to show hidden files.

 

I think, that  it will be interesting for you to read this: Changing the Autosave File Location in AutoCAD for Mac

 

Maxim

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dmCCAD
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Re: Recover sv$ (autosave) files

10-31-2010 11:58 AM in reply to: maxim_k

yeah, that helped. I changed the location of the temp files so I can access them easier...the problem now is that autocad crashes quite a lot... :smileysad:

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Re: Recover sv$ (autosave) files

06-24-2011 10:23 AM in reply to: maxim_k

I read the article you suggest, and was able to change the folder where my autosave files are saved, but i still can't find the tmp folder where my lost work may be... I enabled finder to show the hidden folders, but it wasn't enough...

 

HEEEELP PLEASE! 

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Re: Recover sv$ (autosave) files

01-06-2012 04:44 AM in reply to: dmCCAD

In the windows explorer bar type %TEMP% and it will bring you to your temp folder. You will need to have hidden folders and files showing in Tools-> Options.

 

~ Rhea

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maxim_k
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Re: Recover sv$ (autosave) files

01-06-2012 07:01 AM in reply to: Rhea_Kelly1

Rhea_Kelly1 wrote:

In the windows explorer bar type %TEMP% and it will bring you to your temp folder. You will need to have hidden folders and files showing in Tools-> Options.

 

~ Rhea


Sorry, but here is Mac world - no Explorer, no Tools->Options...

 

Maxim

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Re: Recover sv$ (autosave) files

01-06-2012 07:05 AM in reply to: maxim_k

Well I came across this when I was looking up .sv$ files and im on Windows so it may help a non mac user in the future.

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Re: Recover sv$ (autosave) files

04-10-2012 08:14 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Is there anyway to recover the sv$ file if I never changed the autosave loaction from the default and I stupidly already restarted my computer? I just read somewhere that the temporary folder where AutoCAD dumps the sv$ automatically empties when the computer is restarted,

I've lost so much work because I didn't save my progress as I went like I should have... I'm sure the sv$ would be there waiting for me somewhere if I hadn't already rebooted.

Please tell me there is some way to get it back!

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Re: Recover sv$ (autosave) files

04-10-2012 11:00 PM in reply to: Duncross

Hi,

 

If you are using AutoCAD 2012 or 2013 for Mac, then look for your sv$ files in "~/Documents/Autodesk/Autosave/" folder (Documents folder inside your home folder)

 

Maxim

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Re: Recover sv$ (autosave) files

11-01-2012 05:26 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Hello all,

I've saved by mistake an older version of my project file over the new one - three weeks of work gone in a second..

i've trued looking for the .sv$ files in the autosave file, in the ~tmp folder (after enabeling hidden files) but without any succes i could only find the .sv$ of the files which are open

I need help here!!!

thanks

Hagay

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